Dave Megginson has a provocative post where he explains why he prefers PHP to Ruby on Rails. Here’s the case he makes in favor of PHP:


blockquote> After all that soul-searching, prototyping an app in PHP was like a cool breeze on a hot day. I wrote a few helper functions to automate escaping values to avoid SQL or HTML insertion attacks, but I managed to fight off the temptation to write a persistence layer in PHP. Instead, each page has some PHP code at the top that makes one or more SQL queries, followed by HTML markup with only minimal PHP added to insert dynamic results. It works, it actually seems scalable and maintainable, it