An Introduction to PHP
Address Information Center v5.0 (yes, there’s been five of them, and no, you can’t have too much of a good thing) was written top-to-bottom in PHP. That includes transparent hovering menus, tab strips, interacting with web services, interfacing with SQL Server and Access tables, setting and retrieving cookies, form processing - the whole gamut of typical web application needs. In all respects the language was straight-forward, intuitive, easy, and efficient. Learning on the fly from web tutorials, books, and as-I-needed-to googling was not a problem. As it was written by web developers, for web developers, and with nothing (originally) other than web development in mind, things just…work.
You can download PHP and experiment with it at http://www.php.net/ .