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Yahoo! Makes Room in Its Backend for PHP

Dave Aiello wrote, "Over the last few days, many weblogs have pointed to Michael Radwin's presentation at PHPcon 2002 called Making the Case for PHP at Yahoo!."

"I'm not a proponent of PHP, but that's partly due to the fact I am so heavily invested in Perl. I think Radwin's presentation, however, is excellent. He provides good insight into the history of server-side development at Yahoo!. He also talks about important topics like:"

  • Costs of proprietary languages
  • How Yahoo! ended up picking PHP
  • Why not Perl?
  • Why not JSP, Servlets, or J2EE?
  • So why did we pick PHP?

Dave Aiello continued, "Michael Radwin does a great job of justifying Yahoo's architectural decisions. If you are a web developer, I'd definitely recommend reading through it."

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