Join Joseph LeBlanc for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know, part of Up and Running with PHP: PEAR, PECL, and Composer.
To get the most out of this course, there are a few things you'll want to be familiar with. First, there's PHP. You'll need to install PHP and have it ready on your system. To learn more about installing PHP, check out installing Apache, MySWQL, and PHP with David Gassner. In addition to installing PHP, you'll also want to know how to use it. For that, have a look at PHP with MySQL Essential Training, with Kevin Skoglund. Finally, PEAR, PECL and Composer are command line applications. Since you'll be working with the command line, you'll want to be familiar with it. To learn more about the command line on Mac-OS X, have a look at Unix for Mac-OS X Users, with Kevin Skoglund.
PEAR, PECL and composer are all based on PHP. Since their command line tools, the more comfortable you are with the command line, the easier they'll be to learn.
- 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