Sunday, December 4, 2011

PHP Overview

What is PHP?
  • PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor
  • General-purpose Server-side Scripting Language
  • Designed for Web Development (HTML)
  • Add flexibility to HTML
  • Syntax is similar to ASP, C, Java, Perl

Why use PHP?
  • Open Source or Free to use
  • Cross platform (Windows/Mac/Linux)
  • Powerful and Scalable
  • Specifically used for Web Development
  • Can be Object Oriented (ver. 5)
  • Great Documentation (in many languages)
  • Large active developer community like Wordpress, Joomla, PhpBB, etc.

What is needed to practice PHP?

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