News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Andi Gutmans' Blog:
PHP is a great language!
January 05, 2006 @ 06:37:38

On his blog today, Andi Gutmans has posted his feelings on the growing trend of PHP developers turnng to the C level of things to add new functionality to the PHP development.

One thing I have noticed, is that quite often, PHP developers who are seeking for new PHP features are prematurely trying to implement them in C. Although, there are definitely cases where you want to write your code in C, I think in some cases PHP is too quickly dismissed.

Developing features in PHP not only takes less time, but is also less prone to bugs, easier to maintain, and more stable and secure. Also, in the majority of cases, whether such a feature were implemented in C or PHP, would not make a significant different to overall application performance.

He gives the example of the ZSearch functionality that they mentioned in the php|architect webcast for the Zend framework - entirely implemented in PHP, not C. He also mentions a point that web developers would do good to take to heart - the bottlenecks usually aren't in the code - it's dealing with external resources that's the problem...

0 comments voice your opinion now!
great language C level external resources great language C level external resources


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

Jani Hartikainen's Blog: Base classes in OOP programming languages

SitePoint PHP Blog: Getting Started with PHP Extension Development via Zephir

Lars Strogny: The state of meta programming in PHP

Anthony Ferrara's Blog: The True Problem With PHP

DZone.com: From Java to PHP


Community Events





Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


tips api deployment introduction series zendserver podcast language framework laravel library opinion release install update symfony interview package list community

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework