Ext2: Perl versus PHP for Web Design - Part 2: Database IntegrationJun 22, 1999, 01:02 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patrick Lambert)
Thanks to Rob Kennedy for this link.
"Last week I gave a general overview of both Perl and PHP, with their features, what they can do and what they are good for. Now, we will look at database integration in web design.
"Why is database integration important? Simply because managing any site which provides content on the web can become complex in a far less amount of time that you may imagine. And since users browsing the web expect content or services from web sites, database integration is necessary.
"Connecting a database to a web site can be expensive and time-consuming if the wrong tools are used. Fortunately, with languages specialized in text processing and web integration like Perl and PHP, things can get really simple."