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Frank M. KromannBeginning PHP and MySQLhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4302-6044-8_11

11. Third-Party Libraries

Frank M. Kromann1 
Aliso Viejo, CA, USA

Good programmers write great code. Great programmers reuse the great code of other programmers. Luckily for PHP programmers, there are several useful solutions for finding, installing, and managing third-party libraries, utilities, and frameworks.

There are two ways to extend the functionality of PHP. The simple way is to write functions and classes using the PHP scripting language: anything from a single function that solves a very specific problem to a library of classes and functions that can be used to implement countless solutions. The larger libraries are often referred ...

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