This manual does not attempt to provide instruction about general
programming practices. First-time - or even just beginning -
programmers may find it difficult to learn how to program in PHP using
this manual exclusively. Instead, seek out a text more oriented towards
beginners. Or a book, see also a list of PHP-related books at http://www.php.net/books.php.
There are a number of active mailing lists for discussion on all aspects of
programming with PHP. If stuck with a problem, consider using these lists.
For support options, including mailing lists, view the PHP.net support page. Furthermore,
there is a list of websites devoted to PHP articles, forums, and code galleries
at the PHP.net links page .