LinuxPorts: PHP — A Cookie Experiment




“The following article is the first in a series about PHP. This article covers the basics, and assumes
that you have some general knowledge about HTML, and other Web technologies. The articles that
will follow includes information on using the Postgresql database with PHP. The third and possibly
final article in the series will cover advanced data parsing. That said, let us begin!”

‘Dynamic’ is the current media term to describe web sites that contain elements that make them do
things beyond simply display text and graphics. Examples of these are search capabilities, stock
tickers, and moving images. At the heart of over 1.4 million (Source: Netcraft) of the Dynamic web
sites lies a simple but powerful language that you can embed into your web pages. No, it’s not
Javascript, it is PHP.

“Unless you’ve just come back from an extended journey to Alpha Centauri, you may have heard of
the World Wide Web (WWW). The WWW is the new communication media of the 20th and 21st
centuries, and throughout the Web you cannot help but hear the word, ‘Dynamic’.”

“‘Dynamic’ is the current media term to describe web sites that contain elements that make them do
things beyond simply display text and graphics. Examples of these are search capabilities, stock
tickers, and moving images. At the heart of over 1.4 million (Source: Netcraft) of the Dynamic web
sites lies a simple but powerful language that you can embed into your web pages. No, it’s not
Javascript, it is PHP.”

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