PHP is the dominant language in my history of web developer. Perfect with MySQL with Apache and Linux they are the LAMP web server structure.
PHP is the language that took me by the operating system to the Web and is also the language of which is accounted for 40% of sites on the internet. And ‘the server side language that communicates better with the MySQL database server and is the language that best matches to a Linux server and a web server made possible by software which Apache. All this is LAMP.
LAMP is the combination of four super powers the web, four applications that enable the web, whether it’s pages of web site and software: Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP.
Linux is the operating system more stable and reliable to dedicate all the tools that make possible the web.
Apache is the software makes available, to an external audience and remote, the product of a logic that runs on a machine that is the Server.
MySQL is the database server that collects and stores data
Php is the language in which is defined a logic and which provides, as a product of this logic, a result that is the web page request or the product of a transaction if it is a web software rather than of a site.
Beyond the technical explanations which, rightly, here they find the right space, the LAMP environment is my work environment, but should I say our, because a programmer, it’s good for, is unable to produce a result is truly competitive if only because the web today requires professionalism and a very heterogeneous level of detail in each context for which one character is no longer enough to answer very concrete. That’s why around a programmer there are art, marketing, account and a project manager. I was fortunate to meet and work with some really competitive and with others who have taught me how NOT to do, especially in relation to the client and how it can be managed and considered. From the best of my staff I took essentially the same contribution to my knowledge of the trade and the environment that we live as professionals: without passion there is no escape from the mass that moves like a sea without a great passion for what we do not It goes beyond the sufficiency.
PHP is server side that occupies a space of about the history of the languages the web in view of the fact that 40% of the web is structured with a logic written in PHP.
Born by chance in 1994 it is characterized by a particular story which you can read in-depth analysis on wikipedia or more generally with a simple web search.
PHP is part of the Acronym LAMP, a synergy of resources that has created a technology which ended up being extraordinarily revolutionary after the mid-90s and played the main servers (to date over 2 million) of the entire world in the first decade of the new millennium.
Today there are many technologies that are trying to establish itself and replace this “school ship” who taught the web to thousands and thousands of would-be developers and programmers the web but only in specific contexts in which required special performance especially concerning the concept of networked databases or “nosql” some synergies have been able to replace the synergy represented by LAMP and then the PHP language.
About 80% of my history and products made for the web through my work consist of PHP scripts. The same WordPress CMS which do the most widely used for the development of sites and portals, as well as management and small business software, is written in PHP and requires the use of PHP for its handling and its extension through modules , plug-ins and add-ons of the core.
As with any development context the first feature that distinguishes the professionalism of a developer is the ability to understand the needs inherent in a web application for the project by a customer or a client and know how to choose the appropriate technology for the construction of product. This is not to choose each time to write PHP code then being a product satisfying web but it means being able to recognize the real applications of language and technology. It is no coincidence that 80% of requests, the response was: PHP.