Linked by Kroc Camen on Sat 20th Dec 2008 17:54 UTC
General Development IBM delves into what's new in PHP 5.3: Part-1 shows you the changes to the object-orientated capabilities, and Part-2 shows you the exciting new possibilities with real closures and lambda functions. ["Read more" for Kroc's personal commentary]
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Well, it was not all they had, but it was easier to use than perl, especially if your host did not provide you cgi-bin access,

My recollection is that Perl/cgi became popular before PHP did. And PHP vs Perl was one contest that PHP, bad as it is and was, could rightfully win in the mid to late 1990s. PHP took the dynamic web from Perl back then and hasn't relinquished it to anyone to this day. Users of Django, RoR, and Tapestry represent an elite minority of folks who are well informed enough not to go with the PHP herd.

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