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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])
(Other stories by Cameron Laird)

"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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