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You Used PHP to Write WHAT?!

on Friday, February 1st, 2008

There is an article on PHP on CIO, bashing it a bit.

PHP may be the most popular Web scripting language in the world. But despite a large collection of nails, not every tool is a hammer. So when should it be used, and when would another dynamic programming language be a better choice? We identify its strengths and weaknesses.

For the ones, who doesn’t know about CIO, their target audience is managerial. not developers.
So potentially reader will be your manager and they’ll get this info as a reference.
I’m copy/pasting some parts of it for your convenience. Let’s assume your manager does not know about PHP (I hope not) and you’re about to convince him/her to use PHP on a project. What whould he/she think after reading this?

When should you use PHP?

  • Creating an intranet site.
  • Prototyping an application that will be converted to Java or some other language.
  • Creating a Web database application.
  • Deploying an inexpensive or quick solution.
  • Using ready-made apps from or other sites.

In general you should not use PHP:

  • Where data security is of high importance.
  • In Shell or automated scripted applications.
  • In enterprise applications where scalability takes higher precedence than economy.

What a short sight!?!? Kenneth Hess the author of the article, is also the new “On The Desktop” columnist for Linux Magazine. Honestly, I would not really expect these claims from Ken Hess.

Please share your comment.

Link: You Used PHP to Write WHAT?!

Missing categories in Google’s Directory

on Monday, June 4th, 2007

I was checking for the Free Content category on and I saw it’s updated. I also tried the check the google version. Big surprise! The category does not exist in google’s dmoz copy.

I’m not sure if this is on purpose, but it’s most likely that google is also moderating the biggest moderated directory on the net. Hehe that’s a good one.

See it yourself (I’m not sure for how long this links will be alive)
Dmoz link : updated around June 4th
Google’s Link: doesn’t exist as of June 5th

Also I’ve found if you search for url that exist on dmoz’s certain category, google returns a result but the link is simply for oh for.
See the first link.

Last notes: Yahoo’s directory doesn’t have the category too. I kind of understand it since the category is under Business branch and it’s a paid service for yahoo to appear under that branch.