PHP

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PHP (a recursive acronym for “PHP Hypertext Preprocessor”) is a popular open-source scripting language widely used as a server-side tool for creating dynamic web pages.

A big part of PHP’s value is its use as a dynamic scripting language that works hand-in-hand with HTML.

A PHP interpreter makes a website dynamic and customizable, allowing a site to respond to user input or information in some expected way. The interpreter is a key link between the user and web server, databases, and the relevant files or responses sent back to that user.

PHP in Action

ScienceSoft a Dallas-based IT consulting and software development provider, offers examples of how they’ve used PHP scripting for clients’ projects:

  • Shopping for audio equipment with a playlist of test tracks, the ability to tell the stand’s app what model a customer wants, and the production of graphs comparing models for a customer.
  • Booking movie theater tickets with a mobile app that has seat plans, notifications, and in-depth movie information.

Symfony, a French PHP framework provider, works on PHP-based projects for organizations of all kinds. This includes the 2016 campaign site of French President Emmanuel Macron.

Lastly, CakePHP is an open-source framework that has been used by various companies, including:

  • Internet Marketing Ninjas, who used PHP to build its marketing and management tools and a central hub for users.
  • Printivo.com, a Nigerian customized printing company, who used PHP for their customer-facing website and internal order management systems.

PHP Concepts

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