PHP Hypertext Processor.
(yes, it is a recursive acronym.)
I started using PHP back in 2000 as an alternative to ASP. Imagine my surprise when I
came to realize that ASP was actually the Microsoft version of PHP. Just as Visual Basic is
to Perl, I guess...
I like the power and flexibility of PHP (which is a lot like Perl) and
especially that it has a graphics primitive library (which enabled me to do a
complete Spirograph program).
I have been converting both the E-Commerce package and the Adult
Verification Service to PHP in order to take advantage of the more
dynamic page structure not available to Perl yet (until Mason becomes
a server standard).