[snip] PHP works a lot like any object-oriented programming language. I would say if you had a good foundation in that, learning PHP will be a breeze. [/snip] Actually PHP is a procedural language with OOP features and extensions. [snip] Does anyone know the creator or where "Hello World" came from? [/snip] "Hello World" has its genesis in the first world-wide network, ham radio. RDCBV shows that hams were also computer tinkerers or vise-versa and that the computer's first communication should be "hello world" just as would be the custom for a ham.