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Moore: Why is PHP Popular?

Apr 30, 2004, 00:15 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Moore)

"Harry writes about MySQL as a disruptive technology, suggesting that PHP is a disruptive technology. He dredges up an old Sitepoint post of mine on how PHP is good enough software.

"The summary being that software that values simplicity over everything else propagates faster.

"Mike Cogan doesn't understand why LAMP and especially 'uncomfortable' PHP should be more popular than 'nice neat' Java on various freelance sites. He thinks that the users of these sites, typically smaller businesses, are being short sighted in their choices. perhaps not..."

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