IBM says PHP most popular language for mobile applications?

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IBM says PHP most popular language for mobile applications?

Postby dave7135 on Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:16 am

Am I reading this right? "PHP is the most popular scripting language for building web and mobile applications." http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/software/i/php/

I'm not sure if they mean "mobile web sites"; I've never heard of a mobile application being written in PHP, and I'm not sure how the code would be compiled or executed.

I do notice some of the links on that page are broken.
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Re: IBM says PHP most popular language for mobile applicatio

Postby zvika on Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:51 am

PHP runs the server side of things, meaning it will return data or complete web pages to the client, whether it is a browser, a mobile application using a browser-like window or a native mobile application which sends out HTTP requests to the PHP server.
When you build your application, you use frontend technologies which build the user interface and interaction, but the business logic and data is usually on the server side, run by PHP scripting language.
Hope this puts things in order.
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