Section 2.1. Introduction


2.1. Introduction

PHP borrows a bit of its syntax from other languages such as C, shell, Perl, and even Java. It is really a hybrid language, taking the best features from other languages and creating an easy-to-use and powerful scripting language.

When you finish reading this chapter, you will have learned

  • The basic language structure of PHP

  • How PHP is embedded in HTML

  • How to write comments

  • Managing variables and basic data types

  • Defining constants for simple values

  • The most common control structures, most of which are available in other programming languages

  • Built-in or user-defined functions

If you are an experienced PHP 4 developer, you might want to skip to the next chapter, which covers object-oriented support of the language that has changed significantly in PHP 5.



    PHP 5 Power Programming
    PHP 5 Power Programming
    ISBN: 013147149X
    EAN: 2147483647
    Year: 2003
    Pages: 240

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