PHP, is that edible?
It provides flexibility compared to HTML alone.
PHP was not called ‘PHP’ until the version 3 came out in the year 1998. It stands for: “PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor”. The previous versions are CGI Binaries in the C Programming Language(version1, 1994) and Personal Home Page Tools(version2, 1998).
But PHP won’t stop there, by year 2000 up to present still actively supported by updates version 4.4.6 upto 5.3.5.
Why I am recommending you to use PHP??
-it’s an open source[free software, yey!]
-it is a cross platform to develop, to deploy and to use[it can use in ie, firefox, opera, safari etc.]
-powerful, robust scalable
-web development specific
-you can learn in almost 20 million websites because of a large, active developer community. [there are helps in our friendly neighborhoods! yey!]
But Hey! before you start typing some scripts you googled, we have to have appropriate tools to perform, to learn and to grow and to be hussler in PHP programming:)
Things we need:
- web server
- text editor
- web browser
Things I’m gonna use: LAMP modules
- web server( apache 2.2.7 Unix)
- php (php 5.3.6 with suhosin patch)
- database (mysql 5.2.1)
- text editor(gEdit, Quanta+)
- web browser (firefox)
LAMP stands for Linux Apache MySQL PHP
go to http://www.php.net/manual/en/install.php for instructions on how to install php on your unit
or click this link and download my mentor’s tutorial on how to install LAMP modules for Ubuntu 8.04.
At first, maybe php will eat you alive, but you have to learn to eat php too, just to be fair ) and if you tried and never gave up “eating” PHP, you’re now digesting and soon you’ll never realize that it’s living on your system. Cool, huh?
Just a little warning: this type of programming practice requires patience and a large but simple logical thinking.
Good Luck to us
Original Post by Leona Khan