Gartner report on PHP

A new Gartner report about PHP – PHP: Past, present and Future is mentioned in the last Zend newsletter. Even though I remain somewhat sceptical towards similar reports it is good to see that even Gartner is catching up. What they say actually do have an impact.

"PHP has been a cornerstone technology on the Web for more than a
decade. While its adoption among mainstream IT organizations has been
limited in the past, many corporate application development (AD)
projects are discovering the unique benefits of PHP."

One particular advice is especially interesting for large companies.

"Consider PHP as a supporting technology in a broader portfolio of AD
technologies, where it can provide a specialized toolset for building
Web graphical user interface (GUI) front ends to service-oriented
architecture (SOA) back-end services."

PHP is a fantastic tool for building rich web applications. It’s extensibility makes it versatile and extremely easy to integrate with modern integration solutions as Web Methods, legacy systems or just about any database technology.

To me – this has always been where PHP really shines.

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3 comments on “Gartner report on PHP
  1. True :- )

    Good to see that mindset is finally changing. I had times of doubt, i was not sure if PHP is good way to go and i was not sure if it was a wise career choice. But later, the more i read and used different languages the more i respected and liked PHP. Sure it has some shortcomings but its great in many ways too.

    Good to see that bigger players realize there is potential for proft. MS integrating better, support from IBM and well Zend has done a lot for PHP as well. The more big guys back it up the better for the community.

    Only thing i would change for PHP 7.0 would be a namespaced OOP api to all functions that exist with revised and more unified api + error reporting via exceptions. No more magical error codes and no more fatal errors. There is no situation your application should die, i mean except segmentation fault ;-)

    Big thumbs up for PHP !

    Art

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