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PHP 5.0 is OUT!

by Nikola Strahija on July 19th, 2004 Widely used HTML parser, PHP, has finally reached version 5.0. As opposed to Microsoft's ASP, PHP is open source.

From it's opening release in 1998, PHP has become a perfect choice for web sites that need fast, dynamically created web pages with database support.

Some of the new features in PHP 5.0 are:
- SQLite: a small, integrated database for users that do not the various features ofMySQL
- New MySQL extension named MySQLi with SSL, multi-query and other features
- XML integration named SimpleXML, that allows object-based access to XML data from PHP powered programs
- Object based programming

... and a lot more.

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