php can great choice for many web based applications.  There are many open source compenents available and it is a relatively easy language to learn and use.

A challenge when hiring php resources is ensuring that they follow software development best-practices.  php has added better object-oriented support yet retained backwards compatibility with its procedureal-style capabilities.  In order to ensure efficient long-term maintenance of your application, it's important to utilize effective object-oriented patterns and a modular approach.

At Practical Strategies we find php to be highly effective at creating active Web 2.0 content.  We have worked with, Retriever Direct, Highland Solutions and others to help generate great web applications that delight end-users using php.

Contact us about you php development needs and our availability to provide the skills and services you need to succeed.