Over on the ProgClub programming list Justin pointed out PHP: The Right Way which is definitely on my reading list.
I had a problem with the REQUEST_URI server variable not being available in my PHP app when running under IIS on Windows. I followed these instructions to fix the problem: 100% Apache-Compliant REQUEST_URI for IIS and Windows.
I had to download and install ISAPI Rewrite 3 and Request_URI for IIS 1.1 which I installed into PHP by editing my php.ini file with this line:
auto_prepend_file = C:\Program Files\PHP\request_uri.inc
Setup TortoiseGit on my WinXP machine the other day following these instructions. I needed to install msysgit too.
There’s some information on the Facebook Developers’ Games page about building web-based games for Facebook. There’s also a talk about some of the issues involved.
Read an article the other day which talks about all the different approaches you can take to creating a web-based game: The Reality of HTML5 Game Development and making money from it.