In this PHP programming lesson, we take a look at Finding Functions in the PHP Documentation, How to Find the Right Function to Use in PHP, from Codecademy’s Learn PHP. In this lesson, we take a deeper look at finding the right functions. In order to know what functions exist, it is important to search for them through google. Usually, if you word it right, Google will direct you to the functions that match your search in the PHP documentation. Make sure to practice searching for functions and if you don’t find it using one search phrase, make sure to re-word your search a bit differently to see if any results show up. Being a good developer means you are able to quickly solve problems, and the best developers are able to google and search for the functions they are looking for, and this is done by trying as many variations of their keywords as possible. This lesson teaches us that many times it is faster to use google or other search engines instead of the official PHP documentation. This is because there is so much information in the official documentation that it can get overwhelming and may produce unhelpful results. Make sure to understand how documentation works, but more than anything, learn how to search for the right answers.