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