Why are people still using PHP4 again?
Oh yes, the compatibility issue. Ok, since i’m rewriting all my web apps using Zend Framework now, i guess I don’t have much choice except to switch my PHP installed on my server to PHP5 (Zend Framework was written in PHP5).
Why would i use Zend Framework? two words: beautiful and simple. ZF knows very well how to use the power which comes with PHP5. OOP and design pattern are well written all over the place. Having a quick look at Zend_Controller will explain why i say this.
About the simplicity, Aaron Warmus put it well when he said this,
When evaluating the code within Zend Framework, it was clear that the concept of â€œExtreme Simplictyâ€ meant that when faced with design decisions, Zend Framework always went with using the power which is built into PHP5 …
In a couple words, extreme simplicity means not reimplementing functionality already available in PHP5.
ZF now in days away from its stable version (currently in 1.0.0-RC2). As many other people out there, i hope ZF will be the rescuer of PHP5 slow adoption. In broad, i hope it will make alot easier for us to build a profesional yet reliable web apps using PHP.
Anyway, i’m switching my server now, wish me luck.