On Friday morning, I attended Michael Radwin's Making the Case for PHP at Yahoo! talk, even though I'd seen it the day before at work. The room was packed. A lot of people were interested in what we're doing with PHP at Yahoo. And Michael's talk did a great job of explaining things.

He started with an overview of Yahoo's server-side "scripting" technology, from the early days all the way thru to today. He also spent some time discussing what makes Yahoo special and how that factors into our requirements for a scripting language.

He then discussed the selection process we went through and the benchmarking we performed. Finally, he discussed what we've learned in the 3-4 months since PHP was first deployed at Yahoo.

Posted by jzawodn at October 28, 2002 04:03 PM

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# Gavin said:

I'm interested to know your views :)

Large parts of Yahoo Finance and Yahoo Store are written in Perl so it seems to me that PHP is a strange choice. I've always viewed PHP as something that is less flexible (bad abstraction/weak OO) and that it encourages sloppy design (presentation mixed with logic).

Was a "Case for Perl at Yahoo" made?

on October 28, 2002 05:18 PM
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