Sunday, December 26, 2004

Why Choose PHP?

Because it rocks! Errr.... PHP News, Views, and Community...: "New from Zend today, there's a posting that all of you out there trying to decide on a 'main language' to use might want to check out - Why Choose PHP?.

PHP is an open source web scripting environment. Along with the Apache Web Server and Linux Operating System, PHP is among the most widely deployed and used pieces of open source software. PHP, according to NetCraft, has surpassed Microsoft ASP, making it the most popular web scripting language and is being utilized on over 15 million websites today.

PHP has proven itself across a range of large enterprise deployments at companies worldwide including: Hewlett-Packard, Boeing, Lufthansa, Dresdner Bank, Disney Online, Yahoo!, Lycos, Sprint, T-Mobile, Orange, Nortel Networks, Lucent, WallStreetOnline and Siemens.

They continue on, discussion other benefits of PHP including: rapid development cycles, low learning curve, stable and secure/robust, easily ported to other environments, and proven throughout mass use and a large flourishing community.

Sure, there are flip sides to every positive mentioned here, but overall, PHP is one of the finer languages out there, especially for those new to the online programming world..."

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