News Feed
Jobs Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Jeff Atwood's Blog:
PHP Sucks, But It Doesn't Matter
May 22, 2008 @ 07:57:12

There's an interesting post Jeff Atwood has made to his blog about PHP - its lack of standards, the way the language is structured and why none of that matters when it comes to its popularity.

PHP isn't so much a language as a random collection of arbitrary stuff, a virtual explosion at the keyword and function factory.

He includes links to several other articles that follow the "PHP sucks" train of thought too, but he notes that none of that really matters - its the popularity of PHP, its use in major corporate and social networking applications that is seeming to help drive it even more for developers to pick up and learn as a first web language.

Why fight it? I say learn to embrace it. Join with me, won't you, in celebrating the next fifty years of glorious PHP code driving the internet. Just don't forget to call the maintain_my_will_to_live() PHP function every so often!

Responses from the community:

  • Stas on the PHP 10.0 blog
0 comments voice your opinion now!
sucks language reason popularity major company usage


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

ITJungle.com: Is PHP the Systems i's Next RPG?

Tiobe.com: PHP Ranks Fifth in Popularity Contest in August

PHPBuilder.com: The ABC's of PHP: Introduction to PHP

LispCast.com: PHP vs. Lisp

CodeUtopia.net: Is PHP a good first language?


Community Events











Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


podcast hhvm security facebook opinion introduction performance install release package composer support symfony2 language unittest framework application hack database component

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework