"This article is intended for readers getting started with
PHP, but who are already familiar with another Web based language.
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,
"In this article, I'll point out some of the main areas where
things are different from other languages (particularly Perl,
programming is programming whatever the language, and most of what
you already know can be reused in PHP. Just watch out for those
"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,
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