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April 21st, 2011, 02:28 AM
As a developer, you need to find some PHP scripts for your development. which site you will visit often, softpedia.com (http://www.softpedia.com/), hotscripts or PHPKode.com (http://www.phpkode.com)? or other PHP portal website.
Could you list the website where you can find the best and free php scripts.
Thank you for your reply!
Warm regards!@

April 21st, 2011, 09:08 AM
I always tend to get them from http://localhost

You'll find that many of the free PHP off the shelf scripts you find are just made of pure fail, really low quality by a self acclaimed "professional" who decides to take advantage of magic quotes, register globals and EREG over PCRE.

Stay clear of them. There is however, http://pear.php.net which will contain some good scripts to use, or you can start taking a look at some PHP frameworks such as http://kohanaframework.org/ - but I would only advise looking into frameworks when you are comfortable with PHP and can write decent code first, that way you actually know how PHP works and not just how the framework works.

April 21st, 2011, 10:28 AM
As an extension of bizboy12's comments, it really depends on what you are looking for. If it's general code, I'd recommend searching out the tons of tutorials that are out on the web (as in Google is your friend). If you are looking for specific library type of things, then you would probably be well served to use the available resources.

A couple of library type of things that I use on a regular basis are FPDF and jpgraph. Both of these fill very specific functionality of which I would certainly not want to "re-create the wheel".

Reply back on specifically what you are looking for and I'm sure one or more of the multitude will chime in with a dazzling assortment of options and resources...:D.

IndyTim / DataMan

April 21st, 2011, 07:19 PM
Generally, I don't use such “off the shelf” type code. It's nearly always buggy around the edges or a convoluted mess or otherwise not doing what I want it to do. I find it is a more productive use of my time to roll my own than to bang such code into shape. I do tend to use a proper PEAR/PECL extension when available, whilst keeping half an eye on various tutorials/sample snippets for a given problem to see if there are convenient API's I didn't know of before.