Hi,

I was so busy so i could not write any content to my blog as i promised. I will try to describe what is Php and how,when and why should you use it. I am writing the tutorial from scratch and if i have some typos or errors on my tutorials please let me know.

First of all, Php is a programming language and it is a scripting language which means it is not compiled to machine code directly it is interpreted from source code or byte code. It is originally designed for web development to produce dynamic web pages by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1995, it was called Personal Home Page. Php is developed in C language, php extensions are developed in C also, we will try to look at developing php extensions later. Zeev Suraski and Andi Gutmans developed the parser and changed the name of the language to Php Hypertext Preprocessor. They also rewrote the core of Php and named it Zend Engine and founded Zend Technologies.

Php syntax looks like C syntax. Before Php 4 the language did not have any Object Oriented Programming features, with Php 4 some limited OOP features were added to the language. Php 5 brought a lot of OOP features, if you want to look at some of these features please http://php.net.

This is the first article and its aim is giving background information about Php, but we may look at php syntax, it is not too early to look at php syntax.

$message = 'Hello world!';
echo $message;
?>

Script assigns a string value to a variable
Then echo prints the variable’s value

Output:
Hello world!

What is variable? What is echo? What is <?php and ?>? You are right we will discuss them in our next post.

Hope you like the article about introduction to php