1.2 What We Don t Talk About

1.2 What We Don't Talk About

There is a long list of Web technologies that we do not discuss in this book. This is mainly because this book is already loaded with good information, and some of the popular technologies are not strictly Open Source. Here we mention some of the omitted technologies ”things that are important to know ”but you need to look elsewhere for discussions about them.

XML Extensible Markup Language ”the future of the Web, according to many in the industry. XML will one day replace HTML as the language used to create web pages. [4] XML is also widely used to represent and transmit data on the network.

[4] Although we want to note that HTML is not going anywhere for a while.

Java An object-oriented programming language used to create applets (programs executed within the browser) and stand-alone applications. Java has an extensive API that provides methods to create GUI applications, socket programs, and more. Included under the Java umbrella is JSP, or JavaServer Pages. Java isn't discussed in this book because it isn't part of LAMP, and it's really closer to C++ at heart, a programming language.

JavaScript A Java-like language that manipulates the client browser. JavaScript is used to pop up new browser windows (have you ever visited a web site that opens a new window with one of those pesky advertisements? Eeeeuuuuwwww! This is done with JavaScript), perform image rollovers, implement layers , and do other nifty things that happen on the client. Because this is a book about Web server programming, we don't talk about this topic, but many good books on it are available.

Open Source Development with Lamp
Open Source Development with LAMP: Using Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl, and PHP
ISBN: 020177061X
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2002
Pages: 136

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