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.