Thursday, November 15. 2007
Alan, I think you were smoking way too much PHP when you wrote this post
.. This in particular really surprised me to hear you say:
"...if there was an apache module that did mysql stored procedure calls based on the request URL, and returned JSON, I suspect PHP would be practically obsolite....."
While I do understand the concept your explaining, I simply can't see how the model is practical at all for two big reasons:
Businesses will never build applications designed to make money when the entire application is transmitted open-source to any client which requests it.
While I think Alan really did go a bit off the deep end, he has touched on a pretty interesting point though. While I can't see the server-side ever going away I do think that in the near future the development model will change from what it is today to a completely event-based model based on a json-powered message bus between the client and server. IBM's QEDWiki
uses Zend Framework
to create such a bus and I have to say it's a very impressive architecture. The idea that PHP programming will for a lot of people resemble Visual Basic is really a lot closer then a lot of people might think.