PHP: The language

This entry is part 1 of 54 in the series PHP Tutorial

PHP is a popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development.

Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog, as in this wordpress blog, to the most popular websites in the world.

When it comes to developing for the web, you could say PHP provides everything for us to build a complete web site.  And it does certain things really well such as in accessing the backend database.

If you have gone through the Javascript tutorial, you would find that Javascript gives a better separation between HTML and script whereas for PHP, the HTML is embedded in the script making it more difficult to learn.

If you are at this point and wanted to learn PHP, I would suggest that you also brush up on database and have some basic understanding of database tables, querying using select statements, insert and deleting records in the database table.

I will create a MySQL tutorial at a later time.

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