I caught up with Zach Skyles Owens, a PHP Evangelist at Microsoft. If you missed the embed, watch the video. I have some sparse notes below.
I learned some new things:
- Microsoft spends time working with the PHP community
- They are porting applications to work with an SQL Server backend
- They are ensuring that the language should “just work”, with the IIS and SQL Server stack. This is quite different from the usual AMP (Apache = server, MySQL = database, PHP = language) stack that we’re quite accustomed to.
- There is a Microsoft Web Platform, and there’s a Web Application Gallery, that brings in …