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Zend.com: Switching to PHP: What's the Language Difference?

Jul 09, 2000, 19:35 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jalal Pushman)

"This article is intended for readers getting started with PHP, but who are already familiar with another Web based language. Those of you with a Perl, Javascript, or VB/ASP background will find this article the most informative."

"Any modern day Web programmer has to master a whole range of languages and protocols, from client side scripting through to server side Apache modules. And now, here is PHP, one of the fastest growing server side scripting languages around and you need to add it to your current arsenal of Perl, Python, ASP, JSP, Javascript, Java..."

"In this article, I'll point out some of the main areas where things are different from other languages (particularly Perl, Javascript and VB/ASP) to help you get started. After all, programming is programming whatever the language, and most of what you already know can be reused in PHP. Just watch out for those little details!"

"This article is not intended to be an in-depth look at PHP functionality. Rather, it is meant as a review of those PHP features that should be of particular interest to the Perl, Javascript, and VB/ASP programmer."

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