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.
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.
- Data Types
- Date Functions
- String Functions