Saturday, November 20, 2004

What is PHP?

I often get the question, "What is PHP?" from new web dev students, and other internet-media-involved friends. The definition on the PHP web site isn't so great - but I really like this one:

New York PHP: "The PHP Hypertext Preprocessor, or simply PHP, is a 'widely-used general-purpose scripting language,' designed with the Internet in mind. Commonly implemented to manipulate databases and dynamic content on the server, PHP is also an indispensable local scripting tool. Delivering high performance, intuitive syntax, powerful structure and a rich feature set, PHP puts ideas into action, both locally and on the Internet."

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