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PHP for Teens by Maneesh Sethi

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Chapter 1. Welcome to PHP

Hey, welcome to PHP For Teens. I’m really glad you picked up this book, and I want to let you know that you are in for a great ride. PHP, while easy to learn, is also an incredibly powerful and useful language, and this book will teach you everything you need to know to make some seriously dynamic web sites.

So what does PHP actually mean? PHP itself stands for PHP: Hypertext processor—seriously. Seems kind of crazy, because the name itself is part of the acronym, like it keeps going on and on forever! PHP is also a current programming language that is often used on modern web sites and development applications. PHP is extendible, strong, and works with many external utilities. PHP is also pretty simple to learn. It ...

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