One of the nice things about PHP has to be its support for awide variety of different technologies. And one of the most overlookedextensions in PHP 4 is the PDFLib extension, which allows you todynamically construct PDF documents through your PHP scripts. Find outmore, inside.
One of the reasons I like PHP so much is its consistent support for new technologies. The language invites extensibility, making it easy for developers to add new modules to the core engine, and widespread community support has made PHP one of the most full-featured Web programming languages around, with support for a wide variety of modular extensions. Extensions available today allow developers to use PHP to perform IMAP and POP3 operations; dynamically constructs images and Shockwave Flash movies; perform credit card validation; encrypt sensitive data; and parse XML-encoded data.
This isn't all, though. One of the more interesting items currently being bundled with PHP is the PDFLib extension, which allows developers to dynamically generate documents in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Over the next few pages, I'm going to take a quick look at this module, providing you with a brief overview of its functions and demonstrating how you can use it in your PHP development. So come on it, and let's get going!