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Internetnews.com: Yahoo Goes PHP in Open Source Embrace

Oct 31, 2002, 14:30 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ryan Naraine)

"Mega portal Yahoo has switched to the PHP scripting language for its back-end programming, a decision that's sure to bring smiles to the faces of open-source advocates.

"The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo is undergoing a switch from a proprietary system written in C/C++ to PHP for its backend scripting, according to a company engineer in a case study presented this week at the PHPCon 2002 conference.

"Michael Radwin, who is co-leading the PHP crusade at Yahoo, told the conference that Yahoo's size and complicate server-side software made the switch to PHP a no-brainer, pointing to the huge savings cost associated with migrating to an open-source platform..."

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