PECL Tutorials

August 5, 2005


“Using cURL and libcurl with PHP”:
By Jim Thome – [December 3, 2002]
In this tutorial you will learn what cURL and libcurl are, how to use cURL on the command line, and how to use libcurl within PHP.

“Using Ncurses in PHP”:
By Joel De Gan – [January 29, 2003]
This tutorial will give you a kick-start towards writing decent looking command-line applications that benefit the user as well as the writer. It will focus on the ‘meat’ of what is needed and hopefully give you a framework for adding ncurses functionality into your PHP application.

“Accepting payments using Verisign’s Payflow Pro”:
By Ori Staub – [December 17, 2002]
Ori Staub explains how to accept and manage payments online using the PHP Payflow Pro (pfpro) extension applying basic class encapsulation principles to form an independent, easy to maintain library.

“Introducing Service Data Objects for PHP”:
By Graham Charters, Matthew Peters, Caroline Maynard and Anantoju Veera Srinivas – [August 5, 2005]
An IBM team made Service Data Objects in PHP a reality. Here, they tell us why pecl/sdo is likely to become important to enterprise-level PHP projects.

“Writing Socket Servers in PHP”:
By Ori Staub – [August 27, 2003]
This tutorial explores the use of PHP’s socket functions and the sockets extension.

“Using Sablotron to process XSLT”:
By Paul Hudson – [March 11, 2003]
The purpose of this tutorial is to give you a primer in using PHP 4′s XSLT extension (based on the Sablotron library) to process XSL.

About Cal Evans

Many moons ago, at the tender age of 14, Cal touched his first computer. (We're using the term "computer" loosely here, it was a TRS-80 Model 1) Since then his life has never been the same. He graduated from TRS-80s to Commodores and eventually to IBM PC's. For the past 10 years Cal has worked with PHP and MySQL on Linux OSX, and when necessary, Windows. He has built on a variety of projects ranging in size from simple web pages to multi-million dollar web applications. When not banging his head on his monitor, attempting a blood sacrifice to get a particular piece of code working, he enjoys building and managing development teams using his widely imitated but never patented management style of "management by wandering around". Cal is currently based in Nashville, TN and is gainfully unemployed as the Chief Marketing Officer of Blue Parabola, LLC. Cal is happily married to wife 1.28, the lovely and talented Kathy. Together they have 2 kids who were both bright enough not to pursue a career in IT. Cal blogs at and is the founder and host of Day Camp 4 Developers

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