Resources for PHP-GTK 2

Submitted by Frederic Marand on Sat, 2006-10-14 23:17

The official site for PHP-GTK is obviously a natural must for anything related to PHP-GTK 2.

However, its resource pages links indiscriminately to fresh and useful material, and to obsolete intro-level information for the now-defunct PHP-GTK 1.

Here is my selection of current useful resources for PHP-GTK 2, for the developer who already read the advertorials, installed the environment and ran the intro tutorials, and now wants to actually create with the extension.

UPDATED 2006-11-10

  • GTK classes reference for PHP-GTK 2. Although it is less complete than the next reference, it contains actual PHP-GTK syntax instead of raw C code, and sometimes added notes specific to PHP
  • GTK reference from develop.gnome.org. The absolute reference, more complete than the first reference, but uses the C syntax of the native Gnome development environment, so it is most useful when the first reference only contains the skeleton of a function
  • The php-gtk2 cookbook is a very most useful tutorial resource I've located yet about the environment. It covers PHP-GTK2, and is mercifully free from the ad spam present on some other "blogs" about PHP-GTK2. From series of examples centered around a given set of widgets (think GtkTreeView and its cohort) up to application templates to choose implementation strategies for larger applications, it starts from where the PHP-GTK intro ends to cover actual application needs, including these silly insignificant tricks for developers like alternate-color rows that are so important to customers.
  • The "coverage" pages on the german PHP-GTK2 site allow one to check whether missing information or code results from actually missing underlying functionality, or just missing documentation or code:
  • And let's not forget the PHP-GTK Community site which contains the examples from the defunct wiki on gtk.php.net, as well as fresh new examples by community members.

Feel free to add new resources by leaving comments: I'll evaluate them and maybe add them to the list.