PHP Best Practices
by Alex Cabal
Publisher: phpbestpractices.org 2012
This text is an attempt to compile a set of basic instructions for what can be considered best practices for common and confusing issues and tasks in PHP. It's a guide suggesting the best direction to take when facing one of the common low-level tasks a PHP programmer might encounter that are unclear because of the many options PHP might offer.
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