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DevX: Review: Take Your PHP Web Pages Pro with the Zend IDE

Jan 21, 2005, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Despite its similarity to ASP, PHP is rapidly becoming the language of choice for Web development. Its simplicity, power, and widespread support are all factors that have influenced an increasing user base. In fact, with the evolution of ASP to ASP.NET and the relative lack of public, low-cost servers that support the .NET platform, many are making the choice to migrate, not from ASP to ASP.NET, but from ASP to PHP.

"In addition, people who just want to server-side script their Web sites have reasons to resist the move from Visual Interdev (ASP's previous development environment) to Visual Studio.NET as overkill. As a result of their desire to keep things simple, more and more are moving to the cheaper, less revolutionary alternative. But not every Webmaster of every PHP-based site wants to eschew a full-featured development environment..."

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