Sharepoint and PHP
Posted on 2016-07-15
I've got this page that I've built that represents 5-6 years of custom code. The company has recently been bought out and the new owner is a big advocate of Sharepoint, just because that's what he's been using since the conception of his enterprise.
I know enough about Sharepoint to be cautious and I might be wrong, but here's where I wanted some feedback.
The site that I've built is entirely in PHP. It's more than just a glorified brochure. It's country showdown.com and you can check it out to see what I mean. Contestant pages, customer radio sign in pages, contest locations, winners' circle, custom contestant profile pages, a Songwriting Contest and there's more.
I want to make sure I keep my ego out of this, but at first brush I'm guarded because of the "custom code" dynamic. Seems anytime you enter into a remanufactured dynamic, you're inevitably subjecting yourself to a scenario where you're having to jump through all kinds of chutes and ladders to do something that would take far less time to simply add on and / or tweak what you already have.
I'm using a MySQL database and it's attached to an administrative suite and blah, blah, blah.
Bottom line: He's mentioned price point and some of the ready made widgets that are available. From what I can tell, Sharepoint is a .NET platform and I would have to completely start all over again and retool every one of my pages, yes?
What am I looking at? He mentioned maybe I could learn to do some custom coding in the context of Sharepoint, but I'm thinking "Why would I do that when most of what you want is either already built or something I can easily tweak?"
Someone who's been to the other side...what do you think?