In a recent interview, Doron Gerstel, CEO of Zend Technologies has made some interesting comments on PHP and Java. He also tells us why he think PHP 5 is enterprise ready.
"We hear from customers often that what would have taken them 3-4 months to develop in Java for instance took them a couple of weeks in PHP. When time-to-market is important, this type of time savings is extremely important."
"If the application that is being built is a dynamic Web application then the P is PHP [in the LAMP stack of Linux, Apache, MySQL, and Perl or PHP]. Java is very good for heavy transactional, complex applications. PHP’s forte is dynamic Web applications."
"PHP 5 provides to enterprise developers all they need to support the way they develop with the technologies they use."
"PHP 5 is very definitely enterprise-ready."