Whew… it seems that some people misinterpreted the slides I picked from Tim’s presentation. theserverside.com („Your Enterprise Java community“) did some kind of flame-bait for that, with Tim being unable to comment on for several reasons. Fortunately, Tim gives us a bit of context on his weblog.
[Update: I like thinking about PHP as in „PHP is the Borg“. Whether we interface Cobol (yes, at Mayflower we did that), Java ($foo = new Java(…); ), Perl/Python, SAP, OpenOffice etc., it just doesn’t matter. That’s also what I like on the SOAP/XML-RPC etc. interfaces: I really don’t have to care about the underlying protocols.]