There’s nothing like security problems to kill confidence in a product. Google recently made headlines over its decision to stop using Microsoft Windows in-house due to vulnerabilities in the operating systems.
So when 60 bugs pop up in an open source language in the space of one month that’s frequently used in building Web apps, what would that do for developer confidence? But as Developer.com found out, so far, people are still sticking by the popular PHP language.
Over the course of May, the PHP community was hit with a barrage of more than 60 security issues. The security assault was all part of the Month of PHP Security (MOPS) effort, which disclosed the flaws.
But even after so many identified security issues in MOPS, PHP experts argue that the language is not necessarily insecure.