> I guess I must be lucky. Where I currently work we have been using ColdFusion and
>Oracle for all our database web
> development. After verifying with the SAs that we had compiled php support on our
>new instalation of Apache on Solaris
> I asked our CIO directly if it would be ok to look at starting new web applications
>using PHP. I was told that as long
> as the other developers did not mind learning it to support the applications I built
>that it was a go.
I did not go deeply into the cost benefits of php, or the support benifits associated
with the open source community. I
simply pointed out that we already were configured to run it. I did mentioned that it
looked to be as powerful or more
powerful than our current solution and that it worked natively with our database.
The CIO here is not a pushover at all. Most often it takes me forever to get my
recomendations implemented if they are
implemented at all. I guess he just looked at it and saw that it made sense. Now I
get to use either tool and in the
process further my own career by becoming adept in another language. Not to mention
working towards making our current
site a shocase for PHP in a large commercial enterprise envirionment.
PS It may have helped that the CIO considers M$ to be the devil.
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