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Facebook giving back to PHP

 1:43 pm on Jun 15, 2007 (gmt 0)


I, of course, found it quite interesting that Facebook is running PHP.

You might have noticed that the user-facing portion of Facebook is written in PHP, and we're fortunate enough to be able to make contributions back to some PHP related projects.



 2:22 pm on Jun 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

I always have to smile when I see a large site running PHP. :) It seems to be working really well for them.

They even allow php developers (mostly college students from what I've seen) create custom applications [developers.facebook.com], something that seems to be very popular among facebook's users.

Overall their contributions to the php community are nice additions.


 2:50 pm on Jun 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

funny how you hear so many people saying php is slow or not scaleable

seems to work for Facebook and Yahoo (just to name 2), I guess the naysayers sites must have more traffic than Y and FB, hehe

geez eelix, I guess we should be building facebook apps ;)


 3:01 pm on Jun 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

Facebook apps are fun to make... I have made two... I know I am a loser.... but at least I admit it.


 2:19 pm on Jun 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

not a loser at all, you could make some money ;)



 2:25 pm on Jun 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

Nice read Jatar .....thanks

natural number

 8:48 pm on Jun 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

I was in a chat room where we were discussing what sites use PHP and we had a huge list. I should have saved it.
Or maybe we should start a thread here?


 4:18 am on Jun 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

I think if a thread was started that listed major sites that use php, it would quickly overwhelm the reader... maybe it would be better to type a list of sites that are switching from PHP to asp, or microsh** or whatever...

I'm just saying!

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