July 19, 2004

PHP 5.0 goes for Microsoft's ASP-dot-Net jugular

THE PEOPLE at Zend Technologies quietly announced last week the availability of the long awaited PHP version 5. The rise of PHP - the open source, server-side web programming language that took the Net by storm starting in 1998 with its 3.0 release, seems to be unstoppable, if one believes the usage charts at php.net.

The PHP growth could be compared to the relentless growth curve of Apache, the open source web server of fame which now runs more than two thirds of the sites on the Web, according to the Netcraft Web Servers survey. That's hardly surprising, given that Apache and PHP work very well together.

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