Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video The importance of PHP, part of Web Development Foundations: Web Technologies.
…The first server-side language we'll examine is arguably the…one that has had the greatest impact on web…design, and that would be PHP. In 1994, and…forgive me cuz I'm just gonna butcher some people's names…in this movie, but Rasmus Lerdorf wrote a set…of CGI scripts in the language C for tracking visits…for his online resume. And that is really how…it started. He was just tracking how many people were…visiting his resume. He named these scripts…Personal Home Page. And spent the next…few years refining them and then opening the source to the public. Well, in 1997,…developers Andi Gutmans and Zeev Suraski, in…collaboration with Lerdorf, rewrote the existing parser…and released PHP 3.0. Now, they changed the name of it a little bit too.…
PHP now stood for Hypertext Preprocessor. But that…basically completed its evolution into a really powerful server…side processing language. Because PHP was free and…it was open source, it attracted a wide user…base that continued to contribute to its development,…so you had people from all over the world…
- Working with web clients and servers
- Exploring HTTP
- How browsers work
- Structuring HTML
- Controlling presentation with CSS
- Dealing with data
- Working with a content management system (like WordPress)
- Using cloud services
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introduction to the Web
2. Front-End Technology
3. Back-End Technology
4. Assembly Technologies
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