PHP

A very popular Web Application Server/language.

PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML.

http://www.php.net/

MAMP for MacOs X http://www.mamp.info/en/mamp.html

The conclusion arrived at is that, in some circumstances at least, PHP's tendency to create more problems than it solves makes it an inappropriate choice. http://www.ukuug.org/events/linux2002/papers/html/php/index.html

Oversimplification Leading to Excessive Complexity http://www.ukuug.org/events/linux2002/papers/html/php/#section_5

Jan'2009: Eric Ries on why PHP "won". All of which leads to a non-intuitive conclusion. PHP shines on one of the most important criteria for platform selection: readability. Yes, you heard me right. Even though PHP's syntax is an inelegant beast, the overall platform is impressively readable. I disagree - it won because it's easy to get started with (for a non-programmer), and it's easy to get running at cheap Hosted Server providers.

tutorial on use of Web Cookie and session data

compared to Perl (with some good reference details on PHP)

Tim Bray post with lots of comments/links pro/con PHP.

Recommend reading list.

used at Yahoo

CodingStandards on PEAR site.

Heredoc long-string-variable approach


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