From a PHP developer: Why WebObjects?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by iLLucionist, May 18, 2009.

  1. iLLucionist macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2008
    The Netherlands
    I've been a PHP developer since 2001 and I was wondering why one would ever consider WebObjects?

    I mean: what does WebObjects bring me that PHP doesn't?

    Could someone please explain to me what WebObjects all is about?
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    PHP is a programming language. WebObjects is a DBMS backed application server. In Web Objects the web content is stored in a database
  3. mathcolo macrumors 6502a

    Sep 14, 2008
    WebObjects powers very complex web applications. If I remember correctly, it used to and possibly still does power the online Apple Store. Could anyone verify that?

    Also, I might be wrong, but I think it is being phased out slowly.
  4. HiRez macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    Yes, apparently it is still being used for the Apple Store:

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    But I don't think it's had a significant update in more than a decade. Personally I wouldn't even consider using it now just because of the lack of support and very shaky commitment on Apple's part.

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