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Mastering Regular Expressions in PHP, Part 2

Jan 30, 2008, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin Streicher)

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"Although the terms data and information are used interchangeably, there's a big difference between the two. Data is factual. Data is a list of temperatures, a litany of recent sales, or an inventory of parts on hand. Information is insightful. Information is a prediction of the weather, a profit-and-loss statement, and a sales trend. Data is recorded as ones and zeros. Information is coalesced by synapses.

"Between data and information lies the software application: the engine that transforms the former to the latter and vice versa..."

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