ServersNetwork World: From home pages to popularity

Network World: From home pages to popularity




This week we take a break from TCP/IP ports and sashay back
into the realm of languages. Our target is PHP, a language that
has come a long way from its humble roots as a set of macros
for building personal home pages on Web servers. Today, PHP is
a server-side scripting language that is officially called PHP:
HyperText Preprocessor.

“PHP is an amalgam of several languages – much of its syntax is
borrowed from C, C++, Java and Perl. What’s so great about
PHP? Well, the fact that it’s free helps (www.php.net), but
there’s more: PHP is open source; runs under Win32,
Macintosh, Unix and Linux with all leading Web servers; it’s
easy to learn and use; and the latest version, PHP4, runs as fast
as Microsoft’s Active Server Pages technology.”

This week we take a break from TCP/IP ports and sashay back
into the realm of languages. Our target is PHP, a language that
has come a long way from its humble roots as a set of macros
for building personal home pages on Web servers. Today, PHP is
a server-side scripting language that is officially called PHP:
HyperText Preprocessor.

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