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Zend PHP 5 Certification Study Guide by Ben Ramsey, Davey Shafik

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Web Programming

Although you will find it used in scenarios as diverse as quality control, point-of-sale systems and even jukebokes, PHP was designed primarily as a web development language, and that remains its most common use today.

In this chapter, we focus on the features of PHP that make it such a great choice for developing web applications, as well as some web-related topics that you should be familiar with in order to take the exam.

Anatomy of a Web Page

Most people think of a web page as nothing more than a collection of HTML code. This is fine if you happen to be a web designer, but as a PHP developer, your knowledge must run much deeper if you want to take full advantage of what the Web has to offer.

From the point of view of the ...

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