OT: Future of PHP - LAMP Based Web Site Technology
josh at dvcreators.net
Sat Aug 25 02:32:37 EDT 2007
Here's part of Apple.com written in php:
Hehe, they have the old header from months ago... someone needs to
wake up in that department.
On Aug 24, 2007, at 6:06 PM, Brian Yennie wrote:
> FWIW, Flickr actually *is* written in PHP. They just use browser
> friendly URLs (which are easily configured with Apache to hide
> things like ".php" extensions). Cal Henderson, the original lead
> developer, actually wrote a great book: Building Scalable Web Sites
> (The Flickr Way) which uses PHP throughout.
> Facebook is also written in PHP, and many other large sites. I
> think you'll find that the language has a huge installed base and
> will be around quite some time.
> With that said, I would focus on what people with similar needs to
> your are using - and don't assume that you can tell just by
> visiting their site. If you can't tell what they are using, there
> is a decent chance it's PHP!
> In regards to your html snippet, I would just say that using PHP
> doesn't mean that you have to run *everything* through PHP. You can
> most certainly supply links to static content. For example, there
> file- it might as well just be privacy.html. If you use an off-the-
> shelf CMS solution, you may find that everything gets tunneled
> through PHP scripts, but even that is not so bad -- the performance
> is quite good if properly configured (and/or if you aren't taking
> on a huge amount of traffic). Either which way, I wouldn't find the
> snippet you posted alarming - it all really depends on your needs
> and what kind of data you are going to be displaying on those pages.
> Hope that helps and feel free to contact me off-list if you have
> specific PHP questions that I might be able to help you with.
>> This is a super blue sky query for comment:
>> We're interested in possibly outsourcing some web dev. In response
>> to any RFP we might issue
>> we will no doubt get a number of developers using LAMP. I already
>> have one handy.
>> All his web sites are *.php based (and table based) zero
>> We are wondering about the future of putting a huge amount of data
>> into a PHP based web "container"
>> Anyone have any comments? PHP is alive and well and moving forward...
>> It is the basis for our wiki (PMwiki)
>> On the other hand I don't see any in use in many progressive "Web
>> 2.0" sites.
>> Not a single page at www.apple.com google or Flickr uses PHP.
>> If we were, e.g. to take "www.hinduismtoday.com" from it current
>> "retro" state
>> (very much in need of a make over) to a new future, I'm concerned
>> pouring all that content into LAMP, could throttle any movement
>> forward after that...
>> Our content is a perfect candidate from offering API's for mashups.
>> And our "mission statement" would definitely involve taking the
>> off the data and making it available.
>> This kind of code (below) makes me nervous... but I don't know if
>> my gut feeling
>> is simply based on ignorance of the unknown, or if it is a valid
>> intuition that
>> if we went this direction we would be hobbling our future:
>> # every single dynamic element involves kicking the PHP can...
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>> like you see it.
>> if it is felt this should not be exposed on the list, email me off
>> up to you. Though I suspect it would interest many here...
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