The popularity of programming cookbooks is a testament to the amount of repetitive donkey work we all have to do to support our projects. PEAR provides a fantastic resource upon which we can build. Don't forget to check http://pear.php.net before you begin your next project. If you don't find what you need, perhaps you could consider writing it yourself and submitting it to PEAR.
In this hour you learned about PEAR, the PHP Extension and Application Repository. You learned how to install PEAR packages on your system using the Pear package manager. You learned how to use the Auth package to control access to your site. You also learned about the PhpDocumentor package and how to add comments to your code to automate documentation. You learned about the Config package, which is used to write, manipulate, and read Configuration files. Finally, you looked at some of the coding standards to which PEAR programmers adhere.