[Phpwm] PHP4 Upgrade Help Needed!
colin.taylor at btclick.com
Fri May 12 19:55:22 BST 2006
You could add the graphics generating capabilities of PHP5 to the list.
I have had great fun creating charts on the fly using data from databases.
Might sway the powers that be.
Just my 2 penoth!
On Friday 12 May 2006 15:26, Rob Allen wrote:
> pete graham wrote:
> > I am trying to persuade my people at work (namely my boss) that we
> > should upgrade our servers from PHP4 to PHP5.
> > Although I know they are many very good technical reasons for upgrading
> > that seem obvious to programmers I am finding it's a quite difficult
> > convincing management types that it needs doing.
> The only way to convince management types if it results in a cost saving
> usually via faster development or less bugs to fix..
> > When is PHP4 support finishing? I thought I could use this as part of a
> > convincing argument.
> I think PHP4 will be supported for quite a while yet.
> > Are they any major security issues that have been fixed in php5?
> > Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
> The main advantages of PHP5.1 over PHP4 are:
> 1. Much improved Object Model
> * reference handling
> * access modifiers
> * interfaces
> * abstract classes/methods
> * class constants
> * static methods
> 2. PDO (fast db abstraction)
> 3. SimpleXML (easier XML)
> 4. Exceptions (different error handling :) )
> If you don't need those, then there's not a lot of point in upgrading.
> Personally, I think that the improved Object Model makes it a must have
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