Summary and Resources
This brief overview of the PHP scripting language should give you an idea of what PHP is capable of and how PHP is being used. In a future article, I'll walk through accessing a MySQL database to create a dynamic Web product page. Until then, check out the resources on PHP below for further information.
PHP.net is the main PHP Web site.
PHP Wizards contains documentation and several popular PHP projects.
Thickbook.com, by Julie C. Meloni, has a number of very helpful tutorials. Julie is the author of PHP Essentials, one of the best PHP books available.
PHP Builder is another popular PHP site with tutorials and code libraries.
Zend.com contains plenty of useful links and information about PHP. Zend is the PHP Optimizer.
- Check out Freshmeat to get updates on PHP development, among other things.
- Go to Perl.com to find out more about another popular scripting language.
- Check out the MySQL official home page.
- Go to the PHPMyAdmin site to see PHP and MySQL handled.
- The official Python site is always useful.
- The Java Lobby has lots of useful Java info.