Archive for January 2008
How did PHP manage to out-compete the two biggest companies in the software industry, Sun Microsystems and Microsoft? A very interesting article that traces the environmental and strategic reasons behind PHP’s success. A programming language that began as an individual’s personal hobby, and became the most popular language on the Internet. “The battle for middleware” tells the story of PHP and it’s most important competitors: ASP, ColdFusion, Perl and Java.