Apr 1, 2012

PHP: In a Nutshell

By on 7:08 PM

What is PHP?

Let’s start with the basics!

PHP stands for “PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor”, initially known as PHP Tools / Personal Home Page. It was created by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1995.

It is a programming language for developing interactive websites and web applications. The language syntax is very similar to C. It’s easy to learn and can run on different platforms like Windows, Mac, Linux and many more.

And it’s Free to download and use!

A PHP Program looks very similar to a C program. 

      Echo "Hello World";

Applications of PHP:

I would like to learn PHP and want to make a career in PHP.

But I have a question here!

What are the applications that can be developed using PHP?

Depends on what you would like it to do. Possibilities with PHP are unlimited for a good PHP programmer.

Following is the brief list of applications that can be developed using PHP. It could be from an E commerce website to Facebook applications and more. Some common applications of PHP are:
  • Ecommerce Sites
  • Desktop Applications:
  • Facebook Applications
  • PDF Files
  • Mailing Lists
  • Image Processing
  • CMS based sites
  • Word Press Plugins
  • And many more
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Subodh Raghav

Subodh is a tech savvy guy who is blessed with the art of Blogging,He love to Blog day in and day out,He is a Software Engineer and a Certified Web Enthusiast.


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