Essential PHP is a free book about PHP programming langauge.

It's written to provide clear and consice explanation of topics for programmers both starting to learn the langauge as well as those diving in more complex topics.

Most examples are linked to online playground that allows you to change the code and re-run it.

You can also quickly navigate to desired content using table of content on the left and search at the top (tip: you can navigate search using only a keyboard with '/' shortcut to start a search).

The content is based on now abandoned StackOverflow Documentation project. It has been heavily edited and improved.

Content is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0.

Chapters
15 JSON
16 SOAP
18 cURL
20 XML
37 URLs
73 YAML
82 PDO
94 IMAP
103 APCu
109 PSR
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