PHP in the Enterprise Business?

bsoremsugar —  July 9, 2009 — 2 Comments

Is PHP ready for the Enterprise? I’d love to get your reactions to this virtual round table on PHP in the Enterprise at InfoQ (one of my favorite sites, btw).

Zeev Suraski, Co-founder of Zend Technologies which oversees PHP advances, makes a pretty good point (even citing Sugar):

“…the sheer amount of large, complex websites (Facebook, Yahoo, Flickr) based on PHP, sheer amount of complex off-the-shelf apps (SugarCRM, OpenPro, CMS’s) based on PHP and enterprises relying on PHP for either their corporate websites or their internal systems – is a testament to the fact that PHP’s feature set is mature…”

I think it’s pretty clear that PHP is enterprise ready  - the reason why I believe that is basically because of sites like Facebook, Yahoo, Flickr.  Aside from that, here a bit closer to home, we have numerous large scale implementations that are successful.

2 responses to PHP in the Enterprise Business?

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    In my experience, most arguments against using PHP in the enterprise environment tend to focus on PHP’s future set, irregularities, open source mindedness, etc. But of course, a technology should be judged by its practical applications and not its philosophy/intentions/designed purpose/etc. PHP is pretty mature when it comes to performance and security, and best of all: It has a huge community and a manageable learning curve.

  2. 

    In my experience, most arguments against using PHP in the enterprise environment tend to focus on PHP’s future set, irregularities, open source mindedness, etc. But of course, a technology should be judged by its practical applications and not its philosophy/intentions/designed purpose/etc. PHP is pretty mature when it comes to performance and security, and best of all: It has a huge community and a manageable learning curve.

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