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DevX: Develop Desktop GUI Apps with PHP-GTKPHP-GTK, the Standalone PHP

Jun 01, 2004, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"PHP, an increasingly popular Web scripting language, is particularly well suited for the creation of dynamic database-connected Web sites. The two strengths that make PHP a powerful server-side scripting language are its abilities to:

  1. "embed directly into existing HTML
  2. "connect to a wide variety of databases

"Now, PHP has begun to carve a space for itself in the standalone application arena as well with PHP-GTK. As its name indicates, PHP-GTK combines PHP with the GIMP Tool Kit (GTK), an object-oriented framework for developing graphical user interfaces (GUIs). GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program), which was developed using X11 on Linux platforms, basically enables the same PHP-GTK code to run on Linux, MS Windows, BeOS, and Mac 0SX without any changes..."

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