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[Link] PHP Just Grows And Grows

Post icon  Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:50 PM

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Netcraft began its Web Server Survey in 1995 and has tracked the deployment of a wide range of scripting technologies across the web since 2001. One such technology is PHP, which Netcraft presently finds on well over 200 million websites.

The first version of PHP was named Personal Home Page Tools (PHP Tools) when it was released by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1995. PHP 1 can still be downloaded today from museum.php.net. Weighing in at only 26 kilobytes in size, php-108.tar.gz is diminutive by today's standards, yet it was capable of allowing users to implement guestbooks and other form-processing applications.

PHP 2 introduced built-in support for accessing databases, cookie handling, and user-defined functions. It was released in 1997, and by the following year, around 1% of sites on the internet were using PHP.

However, PHP 3 was the first release to closely resemble today's incarnation of PHP. A rewrite of the underlying parser by Andi Gutmans and Zeev Suraski led to what was arguably a different language; accordingly, it was renamed to simply PHP, which was a recursive acronym for "PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor". This was released in 1998 and the ease of extending the language played a large part in its tremendous success, as this aspect attracted dozens of developers to submit a variety of modules.


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Re: [Link] PHP Just Grows And Grows

Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:02 PM

Interesting. I use PHP almost daily, good to know it's going to be around a while :)
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:39 AM

This is depressing.
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Re: [Link] PHP Just Grows And Grows

Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:25 AM

View PostRudiVisser, on 18 February 2013 - 02:39 AM, said:

This is depressing.

Out of interest, what is your preference in place of PHP?
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Re: [Link] PHP Just Grows And Grows

Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:01 AM

View Postandrewsw, on 18 February 2013 - 06:25 AM, said:

View PostRudiVisser, on 18 February 2013 - 02:39 AM, said:

This is depressing.

Out of interest, what is your preference in place of PHP?


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