On 19 September 2011 22:08, Tedd Sperling <tedd.sperl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi gang:
> I need information to convince administrators in "management" that PHP is a 
> viable subject that should be taught in college with credits going toward a 
> Degree or Certification.
> You see, I am pushing for a Web Development Certification program that would 
> include PHP/MySQL as well as several other Web Languages (i.e., html, css, 
> javascript, ajax).
> Currently the college teaches ASP in a regular course toward a IT 
> Certification, but class attendance has dropped considerably -- no one wants 
> to take the course.
> However, My PHP class has been maxed out. But my class is a "special topic" 
> class and not part of the regular coursework that would go towards a Degree 
> or Certification -- and that's where I would like this to go.
> As such, I need information regarding how wide-spread PHP is (i.e., number of 
> installations), who's using it (i.e., companies, organizations), and how it 
> compares with other Web Languages (i.e., ASP, Ruby, etc.).
> So, what say you? References will work.
> Thanks,
> tedd

Considering this is academia, how about WikiPedia?

75 languages and over 3.5 million pages :

So, this is just 1 site.

Of course, you can easily have a Flash frontend with a PHP backend.

The whole nature of PHP is that it can fit anywhere. Web, Console, GUI
(with appropriate bindings). Multii-platform, architecture, OS, etc. -
probably preaching to the converted here.

I would also recommend the inclusion of a nosql module and MAYBE some
Windows specific elements (I use IIS/MSSQL/PHP no problem. MS SQL
driver for PHP is PDO and works very nicely).

Richard Quadling
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