Self-referentially short for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, an open source, server-side, HTML embedded scripting language used to create dynamic Web pages.
In an HTML document, PHP script (similar syntax to that of Perl or C ) is enclosed within special PHP tags. Because PHP is embedded within tags, the author can jump between HTML and PHP (similar to ASP and Cold Fusion) instead of having to rely on heavy amounts of code to output HTML. And, because PHP is executed on the server, the clientcannot view the PHP code.
PHP can perform any task that any CGI program can do, but its strength lies in its compatibility with many types of databases. Also, PHP can talk across networks using IMAP, SNMP, NNTP, POP3, or HTTP.
PHP was created sometime in 1994 by Rasmus Lerdorf. During mid 1997, PHP development entered the hands of other contributors. Two of them, Zeev Suraski and Andi Gutmans, rewrote the parser from scratch to create PHP version 3 (PHP3).
)(1) Short for pin grid array, a type of chip package in which the connecting pins are located on the bottom in concentric squares. PGA chips are particularly good for chips that have many pins, such as modern microprocessors. Compare with DIP and SIP. (2) Short for Professional Graphics Adapter, a video standard developed by […]
- PHP Pro Bid
The name of a popular Web-based PHP auction software package. Users can purchase and install PHP Pro Bid to create an online auction Web site that will let members create auction listings, post buy-now items and more. PHP Pro Bid is one of the most popular software packages used by eBay alternatives. PHP Pro Bid […]
- PHP Voice
Formerly known as PHP VXML, PHP Voice is a framework used in developing developing voice application using PHP. It supports Speech Synthesis Markup Language 1.0, Speech Recognition Grammar Specification 1.0, Voice Browser Call Control: CCXML 1.0, and Voice Extensible Markup Language (VoiceXML) 2.0.
Short for peripheral interface adapter, a specialized interface chip that allows a computer to connect to peripherals such as printers or monitors. The PIA provides two eight-bit ports through which the data passes.
(1) Short for Lotus Picture File, the graphics file format used to represent graphics generated by Lotus 1-2-3. (2) Short for personal Internet communicator. (3) Short for Programmable Interrupt Controller.