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Who is using PHP today?

I'm working to convince my office to make the switch to PHP from ASP.
I've convinced them that some change needs to be made, but I think
there is some hesitation about PHP being too non-corporate. Can anyone
give examples of big companies that are using PHP for real business? I
remember hearing that Yahoo! used it, but that was several years ago.
Anything you can send would be great.

May 4 '06 #1
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Nate Baxley schrieb:
Can anyone give examples of big companies
that are using PHP for real business?


Electronic Arts
McAfee
UPI
T-Online
UCLA
MIT
Lycos
T-Online
Disney
HP
wallstreet online
May 4 '06 #2

Nate Baxley wrote:
I'm working to convince my office to make the switch to PHP from ASP.
I've convinced them that some change needs to be made, but I think
there is some hesitation about PHP being too non-corporate.
How a company who is still using ASP can consider PHP as non-corporate
is laughable.
Can anyone
give examples of big companies that are using PHP for real business?
I've worked as a PHP developer since 2000. The companies I've worked
for have all been involved with "real business", which is handy since I
insist on getting paid in real money.
I remember hearing that Yahoo! used it, but that was several years ago.
Anything you can send would be great.


My current company use PHP explicitly. I can't (wont) say who we are
from this address, but +£10k per hour in business goes through our PHP
code, which runs over approx 30 servers and is used by clients in
countries all over the world, which means it deals with exotic
character sets and date/time issues too.

However, I am by no stretch suggesting that we are a big company, there
are many much larger companies using PHP.

What other platforms are you considering, what kind of application are
you developing?
You have to consider your existing developers, they're used coding
against a MS platform, PHP is very different. Also, what database(s)
are you currently using, is it easy to change?

You need to get away from ASP, that's for certain, but it might be
wiser to head for ASP.net. I suppose it depends on how much "platform
intertia" your dev team shows.

May 4 '06 #3
http://www.w3.org
http://www.apple.com/
http://www.ericsson.com/
http://www.francetelecom.com/
http://www.sony.com/

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I'm working to convince my office to make the switch to PHP from ASP.
I've convinced them that some change needs to be made, but I think
there is some hesitation about PHP being too non-corporate. Can anyone
give examples of big companies that are using PHP for real business? I
remember hearing that Yahoo! used it, but that was several years ago.
Anything you can send would be great.

May 4 '06 #4
Nate Baxley wrote:
I'm working to convince my office to make the switch to PHP from ASP.
I've convinced them that some change needs to be made, but I think
there is some hesitation about PHP being too non-corporate. Can anyone
give examples of big companies that are using PHP for real business? I
remember hearing that Yahoo! used it, but that was several years ago.
Anything you can send would be great.


Yahoo! has a handful of big-name PHP developers on staff - including
Rasmus Lerdorf and Andrei Zmievski

http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news...le.php/3587606
http://www.php.net/~derick/meeting-notes.html
--
Justin Koivisto, ZCE - ju****@koivi.co m
http://koivi.com
May 4 '06 #5
an
In article <tY************ *************** ***@onvoy.com>, ju****@koivi.co m
says...
Nate Baxley wrote:
I'm working to convince my office to make the switch to PHP from ASP.
I've convinced them that some change needs to be made, but I think
there is some hesitation about PHP being too non-corporate. Can anyone
give examples of big companies that are using PHP for real business? I
remember hearing that Yahoo! used it, but that was several years ago.
Anything you can send would be great.


Yahoo! has a handful of big-name PHP developers on staff - including
Rasmus Lerdorf and Andrei Zmievski

http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news...le.php/3587606
http://www.php.net/~derick/meeting-notes.html
--
Justin Koivisto, ZCE - ju****@koivi.co m
http://koivi.com


PHP is a high level scripting language no different from any other. You
could set up MS basic to do the same job.

Personally I'd say its backward method of defining global variable scope
on its own causes enough extra typing to make me want to look elsewhere.

PHP provides no special fuctions no special security no special features
that dont exist in any other scripting language ever invented.

It's an ok scripting language and thats about it.

If you are writing serious "applicatio ns" it shouldn't even be
considered.

May 4 '06 #6
There's no question that we need to get away from ASP. I've gone down
the ASP.NET road and found it very cumbersome for the work that we do.
We basically are creating lots and lots of CRUD calls for directories,
news, inventories, etc. I've used PHP in my background and was happy
with it. The Object Oriented functionality new to PHP since I used it
also has me intrigued. We are basically a MS shop currently in the
sense that our server is Windows 2003 and our DB is SQL Server.
However, all of our development is done with Dreamweaver and we're not
really tied into MS so much that we can't leave. For now I'm doing
testing with PHP on our Windows box and accessing SQL Server with
little trouble. I don't know that I want to leave SQL Server for
MySQL, although I might consider using PostgreSQL. We are a very small
shop but looking to expand. I am currently the only true programmer,
so that side of things isn't a problem. Any comments?

May 4 '06 #7
On Thu, 04 May 2006 18:03:23 +0000, an wrote:
PHP is a high level scripting language no different from any other. You
could set up MS basic to do the same job.


Another opinion from a troll too cowardly to put his real name/email
address.

....
Andy
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Andy Jeffries MBCS CITP ZCE | gPHPEdit Lead Developer
http://www.gphpedit.org | PHP editor for Gnome 2
http://www.andyjeffries.co.uk | Personal site and photos

May 4 '06 #8
The FBI / Dept Homeland Security
http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/7738

"IBM's consulting group created the Jobs4Recovery.c om site......in
about four days using PHP"
http://www.informationweek.com/share...leID=173403044

www.automart.com

Pdf alert!!
http://www.oracle.com/technologies/p...ubAutomart.pdf

Tim

May 4 '06 #9

Nate Baxley wrote:
I'm working to convince my office to make the switch to PHP from ASP.
I've convinced them that some change needs to be made, but I think
there is some hesitation about PHP being too non-corporate. Can anyone
give examples of big companies that are using PHP for real business? I
remember hearing that Yahoo! used it, but that was several years ago.
Anything you can send would be great.


What does "switching to PHP" mean exactly? Are you talking about an
intranet application or the product that your company produces?

I think you'll have a hard time finding any big business using PHP for
their mission critical systems. The best thing about using something
from Microsoft is that if things go wrong, you can always pin the blame
on Microsoft. With open source you're stuck with it. As much as I like
PHP I would never recommend it for projects where the stakes are high.

May 4 '06 #10

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