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PHP: Past, Present, and Future  PHP: Past, Present, and Future

 You may already know that PHP is fast, stable, and easy to learn, but you may not know how it got that way. In this interview, Rasmus Lerdorf, the creator of PHP, talks about the unlikely origins of this open-source product. Then core developers Stig Bakken, Andi Guttmans, and Zeev Suraski explain how they came to work on PHP and discuss the evolution of the language. Plus, you`ll hear about the planned support for XML and MySQL and what`s going on with Zend....

PHP.Pirus  PHP.Pirus

 According to Symantec AntiVirus Research Center, "PHP.Pirus is the first virus written in PHP, a server-side scripting language used for dynamic Web page generation. The virus searches for .php and .htm files and inserts code to call itself. The virus executes only on servers with PHP interpreters. This virus cannot be contracted by simply visiting an infected Web page." The Web page offers technical description and how to remove the virus....
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The Case for PHP and MySQL  The Case for PHP and MySQL

 Unapologetically, my objective in this article is to show that PHP and MySQL are both mature and widespread technologies that can be considered a primary web-application platform, not just an alternative to ASP, JSP, Cold Fusion and a host of other web-app scripting solutions out there. I`m developing this article in an evolutionary way and will add as I see trends, get new data, have new ideas for how to discover the case for PHP. According to some stats, there are over 12,000,000 sites on the internet now running PHP. So, what`s behind that and why is it so popular?...

Designing Fast Software Architectures in PHP  Designing Fast Software Architectures in PHP

 The recent benchmarking spree of PhpLib, ADODB, PEAR DB, Metabase and Native MySQL has brought more questions up how to to design fast and powerful class libraries in PHP. This short article describes how to design a fast and powerful class libraries in PHP....

PHP: Speaking the Language of Enterprise  PHP: Speaking the Language of Enterprise

 This article by Zend describes why PHP is gaining popularity as the enterprise solution for developing dynamic Web applications....
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Data-Drive Sites with Midgard  Data-Drive Sites with Midgard

 Zope isn`t the only Open Source site-management tool out there. Brian Jepson introduces Midgard. Main topics include: Installing Midgard, Building a Simple Site with Midgard, Defining Styles for Your Site, Creating the Host, Creating Content, Updating the Home Page, and Data Collections....

Advantages of PHP Over Java  Advantages of PHP Over Java

 This is a brief article on comparison between PHP and Java language. Discussion on history, advantages, and statistics....

Enterprise PHP  Enterprise PHP

 PHP is an Open Source language that is widely popular on the web. However because PHP so popular in shared hosting environments, many people have an impression that PHP is only for small scale web-sites. This is patently untrue, and PHP is in use in many large scale web sites such as Yahoo Finance and for the creation of large web applications such as IMP. This article is an attempt to readdress the balance and show how PHP is used in the enterprise....
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PHP 4.0: Dynamic Content for the Web Warrior  PHP 4.0: Dynamic Content for the Web Warrior

 PHP 4.0 makes its debut. The author puts PHP 4 through its paces on one of the busiest Web sites around--Linux Today--and what his benchmarking shows will amaze you: PHP 4.0 is an amazingly fast tool that can optimize any Web site....

Under The Hood of PHP 4  Under The Hood of PHP 4

 This article discusses features of PHP4, the most advanced version of PHP. Topics include: History Brief, Where Did We Go Wrong?, The Birth of Zend, and Design Changes In PHP 4 and Zend....

A free alternative to Cold Fusion or ASP?  A free alternative to Cold Fusion or ASP?

 Ask most Web application developers their scripting language of choice, and you`ll find that most are divided into two camps - the Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP) folks, and the Cold Fusion users. If you do a little more research however, you`ll find there are other options out there, and one of these, PHP 3.0, is in much wider use than one would think for an "alternative product"....

Uncovering One of the Web`s Best Secrets  Uncovering One of the Web`s Best Secrets

 From its humble roots as Personal Home Page Tools, PHP has evolved into robust technology for developing web applications. It talks about PHP`s roots, the case for PHP, the future of PHP, and more....

Treasure Trove  Treasure Trove

 PHP is a Web scripting language that is the functional equivalent of Microsoft`s VBScript and Active Server Pages except that PHP is more platform-agnostic...PHP3 provides myriad powerful features for your Web applications....

Apache for Developers  Apache for Developers

 In this article, you will learn about the general development features of Apache, as well as two particular environments that lend themselves to serious applications. The first, PHP, is a strong language for database-related functions. The second, mod_perl, moves Perl scripting into the high-performance arena and extends what you can do with it....

Web-Page Generator PHP Gets A Much-Needed Jolt in Version 4  Web-Page Generator PHP Gets A Much-Needed Jolt in Version 4

 Talks about limitations with PHP3 and the new and improved features with PHP4. Covers various aspects of the new PHP4 in detail....

What You Should Know About PHP  What You Should Know About PHP

 PHP can help you look like a web-wunderkid while saving you hours of drudgery. This online article / tutorial presents a little history on PHP, what PHP can do, how to get started with PHP, and more....

The latest best-kept secret  The latest best-kept secret

 With the same features as ASP and JSP, PHP is the fastest growing Apache add-on....as well as .asp and .jsp (and .htm/html for ordinaryWeb pages), another file extension is becoming increasingly common - .php....As another Netcraft survey shows, there are currently around 700,000 sites using it....

PHP and XML, technical or cultural gap?  PHP and XML, technical or cultural gap?

 Classified as "the most popular Apache module" by E-Soft, PHP is one of the least frequently mentioned languages amongst the XML discussion lists. PHP4 brings many enhancements to PHP`s object oriented features and should therefore allow a leap forward in the XML direction which PHP3 didn`t allow....

Evolution of a Super Hero  Evolution of a Super Hero

 The release of PHP 4.0, the long-awaited, next generation of the popular Web scripting language, is just around the corner. The most recent version, release candidate 1, is stable and ready to take over PHP 3.0`s role in Web application development. The release takes PHP to new levels, with increased performance, more features, and cleaner syntax....

PHP From an IT Manager`s Perspective  PHP From an IT Manager`s Perspective

 In this article, Tobias Ratschiller (who runs http://phpwizard.net) explains what PHP is, what it can do, and where it stands compared to other programming and scripting languages....

 

 

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