1.2. What You Can Do with PHP and PostgreSQL

There are many reasons for using PHP and PostgreSQL as a team and in this section you will see some practical examples. You will see what you can do with PHP and PostgreSQL and you will learn about the most important features.

The first few chapters of this book focus entirely on PHP. First the installation will be discussed. You will see how PHP can be set up and how PHP interacts with the Web server.

When you know how to install the system, you can get started with PHP. Chapter 3, “PHP Basics,” is an introduction to PHP where you will see how to implement and maintain simple applications. You will learn about the scope of variables, working with files, building packages, and working with forms, as ...

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