Up and Running with PHP: PEAR, PECL, and Composer

with Joseph LeBlanc
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Up and Running with PHP: PEAR, PECL, and Composer
Video duration: 0s 1h 0m Intermediate


Instead of downloading PHP code and figuring out how it fits into your project structure, use PEAR, PECL, and Composer to do it for you. Composer manages libraries for your PHP project, PEAR installs packages for your entire server, and PECL compiles extensions directly into PHP itself. In this course, author Joseph LeBlanc demonstrates how to find, install, update, and remove packages with this suite of invaluable PHP tools.

Topics include:
  • Installing on Mac and Linux
  • Discovering channels and packages with PEAR
  • Coding with PEAR packages
  • Starting a new application with Composer
  • Installing and maintaining packages with Composer
  • Finding and installing PECL extensions


- [Voiceover] Welcome to Up and Running with PHP PEAR, PECL, and Composer. I'm Joe LeBlanc and in this course we'll look at defining dependencies for a new project with Composer. Then we'll use a generated auto-loader to initialize objects. Next, we'll install PEAR and PECL on Windows, Mac OS X, and Ubuntu Linux. Then finally, we'll maintained installed PEAR and PECL extensions. PEAR, PECL, and Composer awaiting to install all the packages you need for your next PHP project.

So let's get up and running.

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