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PHP Advocacy

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Could anyone provide resources for PHP advocacy. My company has
written and application for an insurance firm but it is in jeopardy as
it is a Microsoft orientated. We need to justify the use of PHP in
terms security, etc.
Any direction would be appreciated.
Sep 24 '08 #1
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r0g
Patrick101 wrote:
Could anyone provide resources for PHP advocacy. My company has
written and application for an insurance firm but it is in jeopardy as
it is a Microsoft orientated. We need to justify the use of PHP in
terms security, etc.
Any direction would be appreciated.
Well if it's good enough for Flickr, Digg, Friendster, Wikipedia and
Facebook it should be good enough for some crappy insurance firm.

Besides, there's nothing to stop you running PHP on Microsoft servers,
PHP runs fine on Windows Server 2003 and IIS.

What you seek is not so much a justification of platform as of language
which is a field where there is NO RIGHT ANSWER. You can write both
secure and insecure code in any language. Modern ASP is no more secure
than modern PHP and you will find strong advocates for both languages so
there's no clear choice.

Anyway, shouldn't you have agreed the language and platform before
starting work??? And if they're so bothered about specifics have they
told you what they'd have preferred you to program in???

If they didn't specify a language up front I'd tell 'em to suck my
balls, and then sue them if they didn't pay up.

Roger.
Sep 24 '08 #2

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Patrick101 wrote:
Could anyone provide resources for PHP advocacy. My company has written
and application for an insurance firm but it is in jeopardy as it is a
Microsoft orientated. We need to justify the use of PHP in terms
security, etc.
Any direction would be appreciated.
Pro PHP:
Free (Libre/Gratis)
Fast (debatable)
Runs on anything
You can hack anything quickly

Cons PHP:
Function names are a mess (but getting improved)
You can hack anything quickly

Pro ASP.NET:
Good IDE (which means code completion, refactoring, debugger)
Good library

Cons ASP.NET:
It's from Microsoft

Other points to consider:
Cost of programmers for ASP.NET/PHP

Sep 24 '08 #3

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On Sep 24, 7:50*pm, r0g <aioe....@technicalbloke.comwrote:
Patrick101 wrote:
Could anyone provide resources for PHP advocacy. My company has
written and application for an insurance firm but it is in jeopardy as
it is a Microsoft orientated. We need to justify the *use of PHP in
terms security, etc.
Any direction would be appreciated.

Well if it's good enough for Flickr, Digg, Friendster, Wikipedia and
Facebook it should be good enough for some crappy insurance firm.

Besides, there's nothing to stop you running PHP on Microsoft servers,
PHP runs fine on Windows Server 2003 and IIS.

What you seek is not so much a justification of platform as of language
which is a field where there is NO RIGHT ANSWER. You can write both
secure and insecure code in any language. Modern ASP is no more secure
than modern PHP and you will find strong advocates for both languages so
there's no clear choice.

Anyway, shouldn't you have agreed the language and platform before
starting work??? And if they're so bothered about specifics have they
told you what they'd have preferred you to program in???

If they didn't specify a language up front I'd tell 'em to suck my
balls, and then sue them if they didn't pay up.

Roger.
Two words. Vendor lockin.
Sep 25 '08 #4

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