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Negus Live Linux Series Practical PHP and MySQL by Jono Bacon

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Chapter . Introduction

Everyone is going nuts about the Web. Ever since we started getting creaky old modems installed in our homes and businesses, the Web has become an increasingly dominant part of our lives. With it we explore, shop, diagnose, entertain, amuse, communicate, collaborate, and more. The Web is no longer a novelty item that the few use to stretch their technical muscles; millions of people all over the world are living their normal lives, with the Web playing a central role.

The popularity of the Web means interesting things for developers such as you. The Web has not only presented a means to develop information-rich resources such as IMDB, Wikipedia, and so on, but the Web also provides a real opportunity to create online applications ...

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