Monday, 8 August 2016

Interesting facts about PHP

PHP is the general purpose scripting language, which is used to for the server side web development. It is the powerful tool for developing the interactive web pages. Requested PHP code, is executed by PHP runtime which is used to create dynamic images used on web pages.

There are lots of interesting facts about PHP. If you are a PHP Developer or involve in PHP Web Development, am sure you’ll be interested in know about these things.

PHP Development

• “Personal Home Page” - this was the abbreviation of traditional PHP

• So-called “Hypertext Preprocessor” the alias of PHP was originally discovered in the year 1995

• In 1994, it was written in a set of CGI which is known as common gateway interface in “C”

• It was designed with the purpose to replace the set of Perl scripts to maintain personal home pages

• In 1995, Resmus Lerdorf created PHP with CGI binaries

• Zeev Suraski and Andi Gutmans – two developers from IIT- Technion rewrote the parser in 1997, producing the Zend engine – base of PHP3

• In 2000, 22nd May, PHP4 powered by the Zend Engine 1.0 was released.

• Today PHP is implemented by the PHP group and due to no formal specification, it serves as the defacto standard.

• PHP 5 was released on July 13, 2004 powered by the new Zend Engine II, fully supporting object-oriented programming. Basic OOPS feature was already existing in PHP3 and PHP4.

• This free software is released under the PHP License which is not compatible with GNU due to restrictions on the use of the term PHP

• It is globally declared as an open source and general purpose scripting language specifically used to create dynamic and interactive web pages

• PHP can be used in all operating system Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and RISC OS.

• It is used as a three types: (a) Procedural (b) Object Oriented (c) Mixture of both

• It is installed on 20 million websites and 1 million web servers

• There are more than 5 million PHP developers worldwide using PHP

• The latest version 5.3.0 was released on 30th June 2009. Still, PHP 6 is under development.

• The changes in PHP 6 is the removal of register_globals, magic quotes, and safe mode. The main purpose for the removal of register_globals is because it gave the security holes. And so, it was the best to be avoided.

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