Webdev: the times, they are a changin'
plug.org at todandlorna.com
Tue Apr 17 18:49:52 MDT 2012
On 4/17/2012 2:57 PM, John Shaver wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 12:25 PM, Lonnie Olson<lists at kittypee.com> wrote:
>> * PHP can scale very well, see wordpress.com
> I wouldn't use wordpress as an example of that. Wordpress has a huge
> security vulnerability discovered nearly every other day. In my
> (probably meaningless) opinion this is largely due to their choice of
> PHP. However I understand why they choose to continue using it. It's
> pretty much on every webserver out there. It's like a virus really.
For posterity: I never said PHP didn't scale. Scalability in web these
days is less about language and more about design of the web app, the IT
environment, the network, etc. I said PHP didn't perform. And it
doesn't, comparatively speaking. That may or may not matter in whatever
we might do with it, but it is there.
In related news: I think I'm settling on some interesting results for my
own projects (ymmv). For simple projects where I just want to display a
page with some dynamic bits, a simple mod_php style structure with some
quick scripts to serve up stuff is great. For complex sites with things
like a userbase and lot's of changing/sensitive data, a web framework
with tools to help manage a lot of that is likely more useful. What you
choose for either scenario is still (as we always knew) probably more
determined by your language choice, maintainability factors, and
Again, your mileage may very.
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