The PHP Scalability Myth
Subject:   Java V. PHP Conundrum
Date:   2007-06-12 15:20:02
From:   MrTentacles
I have developed in Java and in PHP and I can tell you that in regards to pure development time, PHP wins every time. Java is too big. By the time you factor in all the imports and jar file calls, your code bloats so big that accomplishing the same task in PHP yields smaller (faster) code. PHP is also easier to work with. It's not that I dislike Java. It's that Java is not the end-all tool for web development---no tool is. You use the tool that fits right for the task at hand. For my purposes, small and lean apps, I prefer PHP, an easy to use scripting language that is flexible, well supported and well documented.