Back in February when I blogged about quick references available for PHP, SitePoint’s PHP Quick Reference Poster was only a twinkle in our collective eyes.
So I’m happy now to be able to say that that poster is now a reality, and available from our online store.
The poster’s got lots of the sort of information that I need to look up frequently when I’m deep in PHP code. Regardless of how advanced the code I’m working on is, it’s the little things that I find myself looking up over and over. For example, when working recently on a scheduling application, I found myself referencing the date function page in my handy Extended CHM PHP manual all the time. If I had a multiple monitor setup I could have had that page open on my second monitor, but I was wishing that the poster was done!
Sure enough, the poster’s done now and the date formatting information is on there:
It’s nice and easy to read on the big glossy A2 (16.5″ x 23″) poster itself.
The poster’s also got syntax, descriptions and a couple of examples for array functions, string functions, mysqli, error reporting, file functions, simpleXML, and a regular expression syntax reference.
The poster is $9.95 on its own, but it’s also available as a free giveaway with SitePoint’s new book No Nonsense XML Web Development With PHP which I’ve been working so hard on promoting in the past couple of days. The book is definitely going to be of interest to those of you who want some information on using PHP 5.0′s XML processing features. Complete information about that book is available over there.
Now I just need to find a wall to stick the poster on…