By using this site, you agree to our updated Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Manage your Cookies Settings.
424,972 Members | 883 Online
Bytes IT Community
+ Ask a Question
Need help? Post your question and get tips & solutions from a community of 424,972 IT Pros & Developers. It's quick & easy.

Worthwhile developing in PHP 5?

P: n/a
Hi all,

I am about to begin a new project and am deciding whether to begin in
PHP5 with the beta release or stick to the current 4.x production release?

I am expecting to have the system launched in approx 4 months and
wouldnt be surprised if PHP5 final is out....

Which way do i go and why?

thanks heaps! :)
Nima
Jul 17 '05 #1
Share this Question
Share on Google+
5 Replies


P: n/a
"nimak AT optusnet.com.au" <"nimak AT optusnet.com.au">:
Hi all,

I am about to begin a new project and am deciding whether to begin in
PHP5 with the beta release or stick to the current 4.x production release?

I am expecting to have the system launched in approx 4 months and
wouldnt be surprised if PHP5 final is out....

Which way do i go and why?


Do you need any of the functionality PHP5 will provide?

I suspect the development of PHP5 is suffering from "Second System
Syndrome":
(http://info.astrian.net/jargon/terms...em_effect.html) So I
would be very cautious!

André Nęss
Jul 17 '05 #2

P: n/a
Hi Andre,

I am quite confident I will be able to complete the project with the
functionality 4.X provides. I think what concerns me more is the speed,
overhead and potential scalability. I should have made myself more clear
before :/

That was an interesting point you raised of Second System Syndrome... I
havent heard anyone raise concerns of this in PHP5 but I hope it is not
the case :/

Cheers,
Nima :)

André Nęss wrote:
"nimak AT optusnet.com.au" <"nimak AT optusnet.com.au">:

Hi all,

I am about to begin a new project and am deciding whether to begin in
PHP5 with the beta release or stick to the current 4.x production release?

I am expecting to have the system launched in approx 4 months and
wouldnt be surprised if PHP5 final is out....

Which way do i go and why?

Do you need any of the functionality PHP5 will provide?

I suspect the development of PHP5 is suffering from "Second System
Syndrome":
(http://info.astrian.net/jargon/terms...em_effect.html) So I
would be very cautious!

André Nęss

Jul 17 '05 #3

P: n/a
"nimak AT optusnet.com.au" <"nimak AT optusnet.com.au">:
Hi Andre,

I am quite confident I will be able to complete the project with the
functionality 4.X provides. I think what concerns me more is the speed,
overhead and potential scalability. I should have made myself more clear
before :/


Well, you will benefit from any speed and/or scalability improvements from
PHP5 as soon as it's released. you may want to make sure that you will be
compatible with PHP5, for the most part this shouldn't be a problem, but I
would be careful with OO...

André Nęss
Jul 17 '05 #4

P: n/a
Stick with PHP4 then. It's plenty fast enough in most circumstances.

I think André's remark hit it right on the nail. PHP5 is bloated and
promotes bloatedness.

Uzytkownik "nimak AT optusnet.com.au" <"nimak AT optusnet.com.au"> napisal w
wiadomosci news:3f***********************@news.optusnet.com.a u...
Hi Andre,

I am quite confident I will be able to complete the project with the
functionality 4.X provides. I think what concerns me more is the speed,
overhead and potential scalability. I should have made myself more clear
before :/

That was an interesting point you raised of Second System Syndrome... I
havent heard anyone raise concerns of this in PHP5 but I hope it is not
the case :/

Cheers,
Nima :)

André Nęss wrote:
"nimak AT optusnet.com.au" <"nimak AT optusnet.com.au">:

Hi all,

I am about to begin a new project and am deciding whether to begin in
PHP5 with the beta release or stick to the current 4.x production release?
I am expecting to have the system launched in approx 4 months and
wouldnt be surprised if PHP5 final is out....

Which way do i go and why?

Do you need any of the functionality PHP5 will provide?

I suspect the development of PHP5 is suffering from "Second System
Syndrome":
(http://info.astrian.net/jargon/terms...em_effect.html) So I
would be very cautious!

André Nęss

Jul 17 '05 #5

P: n/a
NK
Thanks for the advice guys, Im more confident continuing with PHP 4.X :)

Chung Leong wrote:
Stick with PHP4 then. It's plenty fast enough in most circumstances.

I think André's remark hit it right on the nail. PHP5 is bloated and
promotes bloatedness.

Uzytkownik "nimak AT optusnet.com.au" <"nimak AT optusnet.com.au"> napisal w
wiadomosci news:3f***********************@news.optusnet.com.a u...
Hi Andre,

I am quite confident I will be able to complete the project with the
functionality 4.X provides. I think what concerns me more is the speed,
overhead and potential scalability. I should have made myself more clear
before :/

That was an interesting point you raised of Second System Syndrome... I
havent heard anyone raise concerns of this in PHP5 but I hope it is not
the case :/

Cheers,
Nima :)

André Nęss wrote:
"nimak AT optusnet.com.au" <"nimak AT optusnet.com.au">:

Hi all,

I am about to begin a new project and am deciding whether to begin in
PHP5 with the beta release or stick to the current 4.x production
release?
I am expecting to have the system launched in approx 4 months and
wouldnt be surprised if PHP5 final is out....

Which way do i go and why?
Do you need any of the functionality PHP5 will provide?

I suspect the development of PHP5 is suffering from "Second System
Syndrome":
(http://info.astrian.net/jargon/terms...em_effect.html) So I
would be very cautious!

André Nęss


Jul 17 '05 #6

This discussion thread is closed

Replies have been disabled for this discussion.