The PHP primer introduces you to PHP programming, the Apache HTTP server, and the Oracle database web development environments. OPAL is a four-letter acronym describing a web application solution stack using the Oracle, PHP, Apache, and Linux operating systems. OPAL is an alternative to another four-letter acronym that describes a GNU solution stack—LAMP. LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. The P in OPAL or LAMP stacks can also represent the Perl or Python language. Both stacks can also replace Linux with the Microsoft Windows operating system.

This primer discusses the advantages you'll find when developing web applications using the PHP programming language and Oracle Database 11g. It also demonstrates how you ...

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