LearnWhat is PHP?


writes on March 24, 2020

Some programming languages have been around a while—PHP is one of them. It’s been around since 1994! But, just because PHP has been around the block doesn’t mean it’s not useful today. In fact, PHP has made a comeback in recent years, and is now widely used for web development, site design, and building apps.

What is PHP?

PHP stands for “PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor.”


To explain a little more about what that means, our PHP Techdegree instructor Jonathan teamed up with our animators to create this video.

Here’s a bit about PHP:

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