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[News] GNU/Linux Chosen by Developers Because It is Better

  • Subject: [News] GNU/Linux Chosen by Developers Because It is Better
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 22 Nov 2009 22:38:08 +0000
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Linux is Best for PHP Development

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| This is not really a RULE, but it is pretty 
| cool to know that the server on your laptop 
| or home pc is actually set up exactly like 
| the server you are going to run your 
| application on. The reasons? Quite simply, 
| you will be developing on a local server 
| (localhost) that is usually Windows-based, 
| right? And when you deploy your application 
| / website, it is going to run on a Linux 
| server? The semantics might not mean 
| anything to you, but what is important is 
| that Windows-based servers are not really 
| case sensitive. In other words, you could 
| have a url like 
| http://mysite.com/folderName/ when you set 
| up your website on your Windows localhost. 
| Mostly you might think this looks cool. So 
| you set up all of your links like that, and 
| everything is just perfect. Then off you go 
| and upload your site to your webserver 
| and...well, the link does not work, even 
| though you have tested everything a million 
| times. I promise you--because I have done 
| it--that you will not think about the 
| capitalization the first time it happens to 
| you. Trust me. All you get is a "page not 
| found" error even though you know the page 
| exists. Frustrating and time killing if you 
| have more than ten links on your website. 
| Besides that, Linux is a very stable 
| environment to develop on. Our company 
| development server is an Ubuntu-based OS 
| that runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 
| has never, ever been shut down or turned off 
| in the last four years. In that same time it 
| has never crashed or frozen. To me that is 
| respectable.


The times they are a-changinâ

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| As some of you might already know, my next 
| step, which has had me bouncing off the 
| walls for the last month, is to join the 
| great folks at Collabora Multimedia working 
| on the PulseAudio sound server. Iâll be 
| working from home here, in Bangalore (in 
| your face, 1.5-hour commute!). It is 
| incredibly exciting for me to be working 
| with a talented bunch of folks and actively 
| contributing to open source software as part 
| of my work!



PHP enters top 3 of most popular programming languages

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| The company TIOBE, founded in 2000, is involved heavily
| with Software Quality. They call themselves 'the coding
| standards company' and deliver tools to assess the quality
| of software by checking coding standards, among other
| things. Unfortunately, despite the fact that their website
| is written in PHP, they do not support PHP yet with their
| tools (at least as far as I can tell from their website),
| but they have one activity that is of interest to us in
| the PHP ecosystem: they collect statistics on the
| popularity of programming languages and have been doing
| this for a few years now.


How PHP became such a huge success

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| Rasmus Lerdorf is undoubtedly the most famous Greenlandic geek alive. Having
| created PHP as a bunch of hackish scripts to support his website in 1995, he
| turned it into a powerful, fully fledged language that's now used by millions
| around the world.


Deploying PHP Across Windows and Linux

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| The popular scripting language has become more versatile than ever before.
| Today, it's not just the domain of Linux and Apache fans, even Windows users
| can enjoy its benefits. Here, we compare it on three platforms.

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