O'Reilly Open Source Convention - August 1-5, 2005 - Portland, Oregon
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Session

PHP Is Ready for Big Business
Andi Gutmans, Co-Founder and VP of Technology, Zend Technologies, Inc.

Track: PHP
Date: Thursday, August 4th, 2005
Time: 2:35pm - 3:20pm
Location: E141

PHP is the most broadly used web development language, utilized on over 17 million websites. Now we're seeing signs of significant adoption of PHP by big businesses, both for their internet sites, and for powering internal web applications. Gutmans, one of the architects of PHP, discusses the key factors coming into place that are driving PHP further into big business, and provides an in-depth look at the technical details involved in making this happen:

PHP 5
PHP 5 is providing key new capabilities needed by businesses using PHP, including enhanced support for object-oriented programming, web services, and XML.

Enterprise Vendor Support
Large enterprise software vendors are increasingly embracing PHP and adding it to their supported offerings.

Seamless Integration
PHP provides an amazing array of capabilities to tie-in with existing code and systems that exist in big businesses today. JSR 223 will drive further seamless integration with Java.

Service Oriented Architectures (SOA)
The web services support in PHP 5 opens the door for PHP to play a key role in building applications that tie-in to the Service Oriented Architectures being built at big businesses. PHP fills the gap between simple, but rigid portal frameworks, and the powerful, but complex, Java/J2EE framework, enabling Service-enabled applications to be built quickly and easily.

Gutmans will discuss all these topics and more in providing a new vision of PHP as an application development platform for big business use. He'll also discuss future developments in PHP that will drive this forward even further.



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