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PHP 5 Pushes Forward
Started just over ten years ago, the PHP programming language has become the most popular programming language for web application development. PHP 5, the most recent release, adds even more features — all the while remaining approachable to novices. But don’t let the friendly facade fool you — Fortune 500 companies are taking notice, too. Here’s a look at the life of PHP 5 so far.
Slim Devices
To paraphrase a famous maxim, "Oh, what a difference a decade makes."
Magellan Navigates RFID
Picture this: after school, your kids come home and ravage the pantry. Detecting the now-empty cupboards, your home's electronic inventory assistant emails you an urgent shopping list: pick up more Cheez-Its, Cap'n Crunch, orange juice, milk, eggs, and Eggo waffles.
Checking Out 2Checkout.com
"Money makes the world go around" is a well-known adage, and a similar aphorism could be made about the Internet. Indeed, in the last ten years, a mammoth industry has grown out of and because of the Internet. These days it's quite common to conduct a considerable part of one's personal business online, using the Web to manage utilities, bank and securities accounts, and to purchase everything from cruises to cars to compact discs and even candy.