Stop being dumb and bigoted.
I think you failed to notice the shill posting that I was responding to. I didn't bring up
There are tens of thousands of
That's hardly a recommendation. There are hundreds of thousands of projects that have been based on PHP. There are probably millions of such projects which are based on excels. The fact is that almost every problem system has lots of "success" stories. Many of those would have been much more successful if they chose a less problematic system but that doesn't mean that they aren't in their own terms successful.
Look at some key criteria for choosing a good system
- Multiple competing suppliers each of which are approximately equivalent in ability.
- Open active support market without specific vendor bias
- Long record of successful projects
- Full source code availablility
- Open standards and standardization
- Lack of proprietary interests able to close down development on a whim
- interoperability and ability to migrate solutions both out and in of the chosen system
- Supported by organisations with a reputation for honesty and reliability
When people choose
Compare the decision to choose