PHP + Apache Stack vs Node.js – Thomas Hunter – Web Development Tutorials and Personal Opinions.
I enjoy realistic articles. This is one of those articles. We can’t go a day without hearing “Node.js” somewhere along the line. As of late it seems like we can’t go a week without hearing “PHP pffft” as well. I’m a PHP developer and I don’t plan on changing that any time soon. I can’t afford to tinker around with completely new platforms at this time, but I’m wicked interested in them. It’s nice to read articles like this from an actual cross-platform perspective (read: production code on both) and outline when and why he choses one platform over another. We can always fear the hype machine that dictates all new technology is now the best solution for every job, but there’s often more to it that should be taken into consideration.