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June 30, 2003

PHP News

So, I've been playing with PHP at home, and I noticed today that the PHP 5 beta has been announced.

Looking over the list of changes its remarkable how Java-like the new features are. One of the attractions of PHP is its simplicity, does it really need private and protected members, never mind interfaces? Is this the reason why you can now give class type hints in what is supposed to be a dynamically bound language?

Posted by Andy Todd at June 30, 2003 01:22 PM


So, what's PHP like, then? Any cop?

Posted by: Simon on July 1, 2003 12:55 PM

Well I like it. I had a look on the recommendation of a friend who is developing a serious application using it.

Whilst working through the tutorial I had a similar reaction to when I first used Python - it just fits.

I will definitely be using it for web apps in the future, well those that don't need Python anyway ;-)

Posted by: Andy Todd on July 1, 2003 03:16 PM