PHP software developers and system integrators actually play an important role in running the world’s largest web infrastructures. From Facebook, Gruner & Jahr, Kabel Deutschland and Lufthansa to a diversity of corporations, they all trust PHP and the respective systems built with it. It is not questionable that these systems provide a solid software architecture. The point of interest is how these architectures are aligned to the fast pace of changing business goals, which categories of business goals are considered during architecture creation and which means are utilised in projects.
The study was conducted around December 2009/January 2010 with more than 150 respondants from the PHP community and professional PHP ISVs and is available as PDF.
The study covers topics like Architecture styles usage in PHP applications as well as relevance of TCO-driven business goals. Furthermore, the authors of the study show trends on tools usage in architecture creation.
The study is written in English and can be ordered for free at http://www.mayflower.de/de/ressourcen/studien/studie-zu-php-architektur. It will then be delivered via e-mail.