Hi NielsI agree with you, even though I have no experience.
But I'm restricted by hosting options for Zope at the moment, and will revert
to Python once the project is deployed - and when I figure out whether mySQL is
good enough or not. I hate having to type all those extra characters in php
> From: n...@syndicat.com
> To: ays...@hotmail.com; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [Zope] Help in deciding approach to Web App
> Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2011 11:25:18 +0100
> Am Sonntag, 4. Dezember 2011, 16:15:13 schrieben Sie:
> > As you mentioned, if I have to use mySQL, isn't it better for me to go with
> > PHP+mySQL - easier to learn and deploy?
> ...just from my experience:
> PHP is - for different, but mainly technical/historical reasons - very widely
> spread within web applications, one major reason was/is i.e. the large
> (because "easy") availability on low cost hosting environments in the past -
> but the most advantages was/are on the side of the hosting providers....
> PHP might be easier to learn then other languages or frameworks, but
> maintaining large / complex applications / software projects within PHP could
> be a real mess.
> We develop nearly any web application with Zope / ZODB since >= 10 years but
> are a hosting company byself - so we was not bound to PHP as many other
> internet hosting users in the past. A colleagues company produces very high
> level expert systems on Perl and Catalyst - requiring high skilled Perl
> From my experience developing within Zope / ZODB (with Python, DTML and/or
> ZPT) allows very high quality products within very short timeframes and even
> further maintaining the project is relative ressource efficient - especially
> compared to PHP.
> Most web application data structures (i.e. a "simple" web page) fit's much
> better by a oo object strategy then a relational (RDBMS) one.
> The major typical ressource hole within typical PHP+SQL web applications or
> i.e. a CMS solution is the translation of typical data objects into tables
> vice versa. Producing i.e. one "simple" CMS page within a PHP-SQL CMS easily
> could trigger hundreds of SQL requests into many different tables - a
> significant overhead which has to implemented by developers and handled by
> But this is my view onto the issue - just my two cents...
> Niels Dettenbach
> Syndicat IT&Internet
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