Zend's CEO makes a claim that PHP is disrupting Java. Not only would I beg to differ, I think the use of Java and PHP (and other dynamic scripting languages) together is much more interesting to customers than an "either/or" discussion.
Dave interviewed Zend's CEO Andi Gutmans. I particularly found this part of the interview interesting:
Rosenberg: When you start talking about high reliability, security, and performance, it sounds like you're working to disrupt traditional Java environments? Is my hunch correct?
Gutmans: The Java disruption by PHP is well under way. PHP is everywhere, and Zend's solutions are being used in business-critical deployments by companies such as Tagged, Fiat, BNP Paribas, and Fox Interactive Media, to name a few. The strategic adoption of Zend in larger accounts, often in favor of Java, is related to our strong return on investment and shorter time to market.
To argue that PHP is disrupting Java usage is, if you ask me, missing the point. You know something is wrong when Roy Russo is the voice of reason. On Matt's follow-up to Dave's post, Roy comments:
The truth is that both PHP and Java have their place within an IT organization. The funny thing is that stories about the demise and disruption of Java still get published.
There is an interesting discussion at Slashdot about Twitter shifting workload from Ruby on Rails over to Scala. Readers have compared technology choices at Twitter versus Facebook. Slashdot reader mini_me writes: