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LinuxWorld: When should you use PHP? - Introduction to the popular Web scripting language

Jan 23, 2001, 23:21 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Cameron Laird explains PHP's advantages over other scripting languages for creating dynamic Webpages and reveals some new features that extend its reach."

"Should you learn PHP? Probably so, if:

  • You're responsible for a Website
  • Others in your organization like using PHP
  • You want something "lighter" and easier to learn than Perl or Python
  • You favor free software
  • You need access to data locked in databases
  • You want to exploit Java
  • You already use PHP in one way, and have been wondering what else it can do for you."

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