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Java Brings The Emo Side

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Configuring a web app in Java is the headache. Essentially, I needed to have the Development Kit, the JRE, the app engine plugins, and libraries. And to start, I would need to specify the servlet properties in an XML file. And I have to deal with classpaths when coordinating with a co-developer. Whereas in PHP, I barely configure anything. Database properties, EasyPHP, and I’m all set. And you barely re-configure anything when a co-developer teams up with your code.

Well, like my partner said, it’s just a matter of interest.

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Written by Paolo Sy

August 25, 2009 at 5:19 pm

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ROAR for MOR(.ph)?

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As it is our goal to deploy Projectrix into a cloud, we engaged in many debates about this. Which one to use? Will we use it? Are we sure?

Our options we’re Google App Engine or Mor.ph.

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Written by Daniela

August 13, 2009 at 7:08 am

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PHP on Google App Engine?

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Bud and I did a little research:

  • While the Google App Engine does not natively support PHP, Quercus–a Java implentation of PHP serves as a workaround for this problem
  • (Sir Rom is quite hesitant about this as development of Quercus has been stagnant for 3 years I think.)

  • People who have used Quercus even added that it surpasses native PHP in terms of speed and functionality. Faster since it will be compiled in Java (vis-a-vis emulation) and as to functionality, you can make use of Java’s extensive libraries that are not present in PHP natively
  • (With the above comment, this will be irrelevant, haha!)

    Written by falloutkee

    August 10, 2009 at 2:25 pm

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    Reptile or Coffee?

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    Okay the title’s a bit lame.

    Earlier, we were tasked to look for a better cloud than Mor.ph that can support PHP–or we should choose between Python or Java (for App Engine) by Wednesday.

    Hmm, I’m not really a fan of Java. As I’ve said to Dan–the challenge (if there’s any, I have no idea yet) of learning Python might just waste precious time of focusing on the challenge on enhancing the app per se. But I’m willing to give it a try before I resort to Java.

    But I’m just one vote–the other must come from my buddy. I’ll try to play around Python and if I get to enjoy working with it for the next 6 hours, it’s a go for me.

    Written by falloutkee

    August 10, 2009 at 2:12 pm

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    Go Team PHP!

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    Why use PHP?
    widely-used general-purpose
    works great and can be embedded into HTML
    Open Source
    can be deployed on most web servers
    can be deployed on almost every OS for
    allows C extensions to add functionalities
    is installed on over 20M websites
    familiar to developers (dan and kee)
    has interactive features
    Wikipedia
    Digg
    Yahoo!
    PhotoBucket
    Facebook
    WorldNetDaily
    can be run in Google App Engine (through Quercus)

    So we’ve been thinking if we would use PHP or Java as our main programming language for our dear Projectrix project. It took us a really long time to decide because we want it good and final before we move on. We realize that it would be harder for us (not to mention, a waste of time and resources)  if we’ll learn in the middle of our coding that we’re using the less appropriate tool.  We better be sure not or be sorry later right?

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    Written by Daniela

    August 9, 2009 at 11:28 am

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    Techies

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    At last we have decided on what technologies we will be using! Aside from common tags, oAuth and Google Spreadsheets, we will be using Symfony, PHP and Ajax. Coding will start really soon. Stay tuned! =)

    Written by Daniela

    August 3, 2009 at 1:20 pm