[LINK] Building trust into open source
Thu, 21 Mar 2002 15:26:18 +1100
Michael Still wrote:
> On Thu, 21 Mar 2002, Rick Welykochy wrote:
> > *shrug* PHP is on par with ASP (MS's VB-based web scripting language), and
> > is eschewed by software developers who require reliability, scalability and
> > best class software architecture. It is basically the 'script kiddies' web
> > language of the open source community.
> Wrong. Whilst I have never personally felt the urge to use PHP, many
> extremely capable developers do use it. Rasmus was telling people at his
> talk in Canberra that something like a third of all web servers have the
> PHP module installed.
> Please don't disgard an entire language just because it is similar to
> another language which you don't like.
My disregard for PHP is based solely on PHP's merits or lack thereof.
I have used PHP, and speak from experience. Horses for courses: PHP is
fine for small-scale interactive web sites, but its flawed object model
and numerous exploits leave me feeling cold. As a software architect,
I would never recommend it for large-scale enterprise services.
I have only used ASP once (never again), but do not use that experience
to draw conclusions about PHP.
Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services Pty Limited
Immediately before the big bang occurred, a loud voice was heard saying 'Oh, shit!'