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Earthweb: Learning PHP: The What's and the Why's
(Oct 11th, 02:54:33 )

"Anyone who has designed web sites for any length of time knows the limitations of html and other client side languages like CSS and JavaScript. While these languages remain at the core of web development, their primary function is to control how text and graphics are presented. Because they lack the ability to manipulate information on demand, or communicate with web servers, the result is a static web page."

"It's no secret that there are alternatives to PHP: ASP, Cold Fusion, and Perl, to name just a few. While each of these languages has differences in syntax and structure, when it comes down to it, they can all produce the same results."

"So, why would you choose PHP over other options?"

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Related Stories:
Linux Magazine: Scripting the Web with PHP(Sep 21, 2001)
Introduction to PHP (ApacheCon)(May 03, 2001)
O'Reilly: An Introduction to PHP(Feb 27, 2001)

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