News Feed
Sections




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

Phil Sturgeon:
Why some people hate PHP
December 03, 2012 @ 13:22:19

Phil Sturgeon has reposted an answer he gave in response to this Quroa entry about why people "think PHP sucks".

There are a lot of reasons people "hate" PHP, or at least look down on it. Some of them are founded, some are not, and some of them are circumstantial.

He mentions seven of the reasons people commonly give for not liking PHP:

  • "Inconsistent haystack / needle"
  • PHP is a HTML file, with logic
  • No standards
  • Lack of Quality Packages
  • Misconception (about the current PHP features)
  • You were doing it wrong
  • Elitism ("not using PHP is cool")

There's even more discussion happening on the subject in this reddit post with thoughts from both PHP and non-PHP developers.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
opinion language answer sucks philsturgeon


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

Cal Evans' Blog: Six ways to be a better client for your developer - Point 7 (bonus!)

SitePoint PHP Blog: It's official: Javascript sucks harder than PHP

Kevin Schroeder's Blog: Objections to dynamic typing

Alexey Zakhlestin's Blog: on PHP's webserver

Iwan Luijks' Blog: Getting certified, some pro's and misconceptions


Community Events





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


language list interview podcast library threedevsandamaybe install community application unittest code release developer laravel configure wordpress api bugfix series introduction

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