Geoff Caplan wrote: >Michael > >>>the "Why PHP" on zend.com is a great place to go for this sort of >>> >stuff... > >>Honestly, it doesn't seem all that professional a resource paper... >> > >I would tend to agree - not something you could show to a hard-headed >corporate purchasing committee with any confidence. > >>I believe Java *can* be pretty stable and robust, but at a cost which >>far exceeds PHP's. This is something that seemed to be missing from >>that article - a cost/benefit analysis compared to other platforms ..... >> > >>Yeah, Java/ASP/etc can have enormous benefits over PHP in >>some situations, but the price tag is often beyond what people initially >>imagine. >> > >I suspect that this is the vital point - for the right type of project PHP >will be quicker to develop and cheaper to deploy. I think the Zend case >would be more credible if they defined the niche for PHP more clearly - >which is surely the small to mid-sized project. > >My own project is aimed at making fully customised e-commerce affordable for >the smaller organisation, and this seems an ideal field for PHP. > >For end-to-end enterprise computing, PHP would need better namespaces, a >proper object model, more rigorous error handling, a thriving market in >high-quality components (and/or a robust interface to Java) and a fully >featured IDE. Zend 2 should lay the foundations for this, but by then Java >will be so far ahead that PHP may never catch up. But does this matter? The >great majority of organisations and projects are small, and for them PHP is >ideal. If I were Zend, I would be focusing on products and pricing that >appeals to this market, but they rather give the impression that they are >aiming for the enterprise... > >Geoff Caplan > > I aggree. It comes down to what you are doing.
But I dont think java is needed unless you are doing one damn big e-com site. Php can handle a fair bit. And to use java costs you a hell of a lot more. First thing to work out is if you need to use java. To many places jump in, thinking yeah we need a $50,000 server and $100,000 worth of dev software, when they would of done fine with a $10,000 server and $0 software. -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] For additional commands, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To contact the list administrators, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED]