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What is PHP?

<?php
echo "PHP is a programming language";
?>

PHP is a programming language for the web. About 80% of the web runs on PHP, this website is included. What you see above is a simple PHP script to output the text “PHP is a programming language” to your screen (without the quotes, those are delimiters)

If you want to see more complex examples:

SaMauto runs a Content Management System (CMS) called WordPress.

PHP can be used for a plethora of use-cases.

You can build a REST API (with the help of a Framework like Laravel or Symfony)


It can run your blog (WordPress or Bolt)

Dave has well over a decade of PHP experience. PHP changed the web, it enabled anyone.

Frameworks

  • Symfony
  • Laravel
  • CodeIgniter
  • Slim

Content Management Systems

  • WordPress
  • Drupal
  • Joomla
  • Cake PHP (sometimes considered a framework)
  • Bolt

IDE’s (Integrated development environment)

  • Atom (Extensible text editor)
  • PHPStorm (Full IDE)
  • Eclipse (Full IDE)
  • Notepad++ (Text editor)