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O'Reilly.com: Interview with Rasmus Lerdorf, creator of PHP and author of PHP Pocket Reference

Feb 12, 2000, 18:20 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lori Houston)

[ Thanks to S.Ramaswamy for this link. ]

"PHP is a free scripting language running on over 700,000 Web sites, and PHP's rapid ascent is reflected in its steadfast presence at the top of oreilly.com's search logs over the past year. An open-source, cross-platform alternative to Microsoft's Active Server Pages (ASP) technology, PHP scripts are embedded within a Web page along with HTML."

"Who better to talk to about PHP than its creator, Rasmus Lerdorf? oreilly.com recently checked in with Lerdorf for the latest word on PHP...."

"Houston:
What's the story behind PHP's creation?"

"Lerdorf:
Back in 1995 I created a number of simple scripts to spruce up my personal Web page a bit. I packaged these tools into a package I called the Personal Home Page Tools. They were based on a simple cgi wrapper that did custom-logging and some simple macro replacements in the pages it served up."

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