The PHP Scalability Myth
Subject:   Dude's right!
Date:   2003-10-17 19:19:37
From:   anonymous2
Java bites. I write both Java and PHP. PHP is a LOT more fun. Hardware is cheap compared to developer time. Java doesn't make a lot of sense on the server anyway. Why do you care if your server side code is portable. It won't be anyway, more than likely, even if you write it in Java with all of the configuration involved. How often are you going to move your code from server to server?

Maitainability is DIRECTLY related to how much code you have to write to print "Hello World". If the chosen languge requires ten lines (like Java) to accomplish this, it's going to be a pain to maintain.

The things that matter are how long it takes for your visitor to receive the information they requested from your site and how long it takes you as a developer to deliver the functionality that your boss or client wants.

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  • Dude's right!
    2004-11-09 12:15:15  igouy [View]

    "The Great Computer Language Shootout" has been revived at<br/><br/>
  • Dude's right!
    2003-11-19 18:43:56  anonymous2 [View]

    This thread reminds me of Daffy, Buggs, and Elmer:

    It's duck season!
    It's rabbit season!
    Duck season!
    Rabbit season!

    * Blam! *

    While readjusting your beak, take a look at the link in the article to the Computer Language Shootout, specifically

    Adjust your weightings to what is important to you then see where your language falls in the rankings.

  • Dude's right!
    2003-10-17 19:58:30  anonymous2 [View]

    System.out.println("Hello World");

    Oh yea, 10 lines.. Maybe you need to learn to count.