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Beyond PHP

A programmer building a significantly more ambitious system than simple Chat might need more control and performance than PHP 4 offers. It would be worthwhile to consider programming environments that have more developed threading and networking features.

Other Languages

Java and C are obvious options, but there are open-source scripting choices as well. Python and, interestingly, Tcl offer approaches that might fit well with the applications requirements. This is especially true if your requirements include both a robust socket feature set and a simple scripting learning curve.


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