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Msg#: 4491578 posted 1:42 pm on Sep 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

I have been coding, forever. Since the 70s.

After Perl, javascript, for almost a decade, I started coding PHP just over 4 years ago.

My question is this. How much is too much.
It seems that a PHP script can be, huge, so many includes.
I look at what server stats my clients have but.
when is it too much. How large can a script be? Files and what not. you know, some ideas on this.

Php is just too fantastic. I fell into having to take
care of 35 php shopping carts 5 years ago.
It was clear the kids installing and modifying the available code was leading to disaster.
A major international company had 'kids' install and operate their business for almost 5 years before i got there. What a train wreck. They did not have a clue.
The shopping carts needed it all, hundreds of error traps.
Error logging and reports. we estimated, 1/3 of their business was failing at checkout. They did not even know.

Time being what it is, i have not stopped to read one book. Bought 2 but have not read them.

Anyway, when is too much too much?





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Msg#: 4491578 posted 12:46 pm on Sep 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

With the proper architecture, hardware, etc the sky is your limit! :)


10+ Year Member

Msg#: 4491578 posted 10:19 am on Sep 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

Thanks, ...

I have been developing a new project with audio and video recorders and other stuff. Lot of overhead ...

Bill :)

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