I'm currently working on a project that requires integrating PHP with some system libraries and third-party software installed on a Unix system. I'm quite familiar with PHP, but I'm not entirely sure how to go about this integration process.
I have a few specific libraries and software in mind that I would like to incorporate into my PHP code. For example, I would like to use the GD library for image manipulation and the cURL library for making HTTP requests. Additionally, I'm interested in integrating with third-party software such as ImageMagick for more advanced image processing capabilities.
I've done some research, but I'm still unsure about the best practices for achieving this kind of integration. Should I be using PHP's built-in functions or do I need to write wrapper functions to interact with the system libraries and software? Are there any specific steps or configurations I should be aware of?
I would greatly appreciate any insights or advice from those of you who have experience with integrating PHP with system libraries or third-party software on a Unix system. Feel free to share any relevant documentation, tutorials, or code examples that could help me get started.
Thank you in advance for your help!