I’ve noted before that Oracle has been getting into PHP, even including PHP in their application server. PHP’s a reference implementation in JSR 223 (“Scripting for the Java Platform”). And now it seems that IBM is backing PHP. Rockin’. The more I work with Java for the web front ends, the less I like it. I would be more than happy to use PHP to rapidly develop web software that talks to back-end services written in Java.

So we’ve got Zend working with Sun, Oracle, and IBM on enterprise support for PHP in one fashion or another. Hell, even Bruce Eckel is starting to use PHP and doesn’t hate it. :) Hm. Tell me again how it isn’t ready for the enterprise?

Mind you, I still have absolutely no use for PHP on the command line. It nicely fits a web niche for me, and that’s that. It’s enough.