Zope isn't the only Open Source site-management tool out there. Brian Jepson introduces Midgard. Main topics include: Installing Midgard, Building a Simple Site with Midgard, Defining Styles for Your Site, Creating the Host, Creating Content, Updating the Home Page, and Data Collections.
The release of PHP 4.0, the long-awaited, next generation of the popular Web scripting language, is just around the corner. The most recent version, release candidate 1, is stable and ready to take over PHP 3.0's role in Web application development. The release takes PHP to new levels, with increased performance, more features, and cleaner syntax.
Classified as "the most popular Apache module" by E-Soft, PHP is one of the least frequently mentioned languages amongst the XML discussion lists. PHP4 brings many enhancements to PHP's object oriented features and should therefore allow a leap forward in the XML direction which PHP3 didn't allow.
You may already know that PHP is fast, stable, and easy to learn, but you may not know how it got that way. In this interview, Rasmus Lerdorf, the creator of PHP, talks about the unlikely origins of this open-source product. Then core developers Stig Bakken, Andi Guttmans, and Zeev Suraski explain how they came to work on PHP and discuss the evolution of the language. Plus, you'll hear about the planned support for XML and MySQL and what's going on with Zend.
In this article, you will learn about the general development features of Apache, as well as two particular environments that lend themselves to serious applications. The first, PHP, is a strong language for database-related functions. The second, mod_perl, moves Perl scripting into the high-performance arena and extends what you can do with it.
Ask most Web application developers their scripting language of choice, and you'll find that most are divided into two camps - the Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP) folks, and the Cold Fusion users. If you do a little more research however, you'll find there are other options out there, and one of these, PHP 3.0, is in much wider use than one would think for an "alternative product".
PHP is a Web scripting language that is the functional equivalent of Microsoft's VBScript and Active Server Pages except that PHP is more platform-agnostic...PHP3 provides myriad powerful features for your Web applications.