D - Is D appropriate for creating a stable production app?
- %u <morganmcdermott gmail.com> Nov 09 2006
Repost from Dsource.org [http://www.dsource.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=11667] Hello, I am curious as to what all of you, being involved with the development of some of the most fundamental parts of D's progression, have to say about whether D should be used in a certain situation. My business is developing a web application primarily coded in PHP, and for performance reasons, many of the algorithms are to be made with a different language. Our team greatly favors PHP over other languages, as we all have grown accustomed to a method of creating applications with PHP that are extremely easy to maintain over time, take little time to code, and are not error-prone. However, we are also concerned very much so with performance, for the end user's sake and for our own (Higher application performance means less resources used, which ends up meaning more cash in our pocketbook), so we have a need to use a different language for certain aspects of our base-framework. We are looking into a vast array of different languages at this point, analyzing the benefits and downsides of each. As none of us have very much experience with the D language (beyond reading some documentation and tutorials), I thought that a post here might help us learn more about the D language and how it pertains to our situation. While analyzing different languages, we look for these qualities: 1) Stability and reliance 2) Performance 3) Ease of code maintenance 4) Ease of implementation Languages that top our list right now are C and C++, but due to D's similarity to these languages and its improvements over both, I think it has a fair chance of coming out on top. But then, I'm not very familiar with the D language in the first place. Thus, I ask all of you D-Wizards for your input and recommendations here, and thank you for taking the time to read this post and maybe even taking the time to reply!
Nov 09 2006