A Microsoft browser plug-in might seem an odd target for the PHP developer, more used to working with open source platforms such as Linux, Apache and the MySQL database server. However there is much about Microsoft Silverlight that makes it a good match to such technologies
PHP programming has climbed rapidly since its humble beginnings in 1995. Since then, PHP has become the most popular programming language for Web applications. Many popular websites are powered by PHP, and an overwhelming majority of scripts and Web projects are built with the popular language.