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    Hi all,

    I've already got som good replies from Phpbuilder.com, but I'm giving it a go here aswell.

    I'm working at a web developer company with 2000 employees. We currently develop web sites with MS ASP and Java on Unix. However, I'm about to present PHP as a serious alternative to use in mainly eCom B2B projects. Sadly enough, I've got no proffesionall experience with PHP though I've done some spare-time community sites with PHP/MySQL. Thus I need your help!

    Please tell me that PHP is good for business, examples, reasons, etc I'm sure you've got the picture.

    This is good and important for the Open Source/PHP community!

    Thanks allot for any feed back.
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    Well, besides the fact that the language is massively easy to learn?

    1. Good and decent object orientiedness. I've been able to prepare a lot of middleware classes in a recent project.

    2. A function for almost everything. Because this is a web language, almost all the web-related tools are built in. Simple things like opening some web page across the world as a file, saved me a lot of trouble once or twice. I remember having a CVS file -- PHP has a function to read CVS files and put each record in an array! Normally you'd have to code that in VB/Java.

    3. Easy to learn language. I was in charge of a bunch of developers recently. They all were able to pick up the language in days.

    4. Built in database integration with all the major commercial and open-source database servers.

    5. Cross platform -- so not much code changes necessary to port.

    6. Although you can embed PHP in HTML, lots of libs exist to allow PHP to be a good middle tier.

    7. PHP 4 - Nuff said.


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    Also a good article to read:
    http://www.greenside.demon.co.uk/hom...xperience.html

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