The “best introduction to an Oracle story of the week” award goes to writer Glyn Moody:
It would be hard to imagine a greater contrast between Larry “Ninja” Ellison’s personal plaything, aka Oracle, and the hacker’s scripting tape-duct of choice, PHP. And yet the miracle that is open source is able to bring even these polar opposites together in an act of seamless connectivity.
This was in regard to Oracle’s release of an enhanced Oracle Call Interface database driver for PHP yesterday. As the press release says, “This helps bring breakthrough scalability to PHP applications, further enhancing PHP as a viable development environment for mission-critical applications.”
For more info:
- Christopher Jones’ Oracle-PHP blog
- OTN PHP forum
- Harry Fuecks’ experiences using PHP and Oracle 10g XE
- Combining an Oracle Database with PHP to Manage Data