[UPHPU] Is PHP the right language for my project?

Jonathan Duncan jonathan at bluesunhosting.com
Wed Apr 9 11:54:13 MDT 2008

On 07 Apr 2008, at 11:51, Chris Wood wrote:

> I'm in an odd situation where our programmer resources probably  
> don't match
> what I need done.  I've got a couple of hard core C programmers that  
> work on
> our hardware product and our parent company has some hard core COBOL
> programmers.  :) There are two of us that can hold our own in Perl,  
> but web
> development or much UI development in Perl is not the direction  
> technology
> and tools are going and we don't have time to work on it.
> The reality is that I'm going to end up hiring somebody to write it or
> contract it out.  I'm not constrained by what my staff knows or what  
> we have
> developed in previously.  It's a catch 22...  I can't base my  
> decision on
> what the skills of the person doing the programming since that person
> doesn't exist until I decide what language/platform we will program  
> in.
> I have started building out the requirements document independent of  
> the
> language and doing a lot of the things you talk about (thanks for  
> the list
> of things to cover).
> Given my lack of constraints and the ability to start from scratch,  
> do you
> have opinions one way or another?

If it is one project then <plug shameless="true">just hire mediaRAIN ( http://mediarain.com/ 
  ) to do the project for you.</plug>

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