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We Rewrote Our Entire Application in PHP Before Launch (leftnode.com)
9 points by leftnode on May 16, 2012 | hide | past | web | favorite | 1 comment

I now have a product that can be continuously deployed in a matter of seconds, is well tested, and can be scaled easily.

It's not clear from the article that you didn't have that with Play. A lot of people like PHP for the feeling of direct control, but of course that often comes at the expense of the power of higher level abstractions. Unless you use a framework, in which case you're back to the unease of "simply building models and controllers on top of it." Sounds like you were just more comfortable with PHP than Java, which is a perfectly good reason to rewrite.

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