ZDNet Asia: Andreessen: PHP Succeeding Where Java Isn't
Oct 20, 2005, 16:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The simplicity of scripting language PHP means it will be more
popular than Java for building Web-based applications, Internet
browser pioneer Marc Andreessen predicted Wednesday in a speech
here at the Zend/PHP Conference.
"Java enjoyed great success when its inventor, Sun Microsystems,
released it in 1995, largely because it was optimized better for
programmers than for machines, making software development
significantly easier, Andreessen said. Unfortunately, Java has
acquired many of the unfavorable characteristics of its
predecessors, he added..."