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Alvaro Videla's Blog:
Reply to "Scala is Easier than PHP"
November 22, 2010 @ 08:29:12

Alvaro Videla has written up a response to Wade Arnold's Scala's easier than PHP post and some of the points he doesn't agree with him on.

Before going on with the points, let me state something: please avoid flame wars, all the Scala vs. PHP stuff, fanboyism and what not. This post is not about that. Regarding Wade Arnold I have to say that I fully respect him. While I don't know him personally, I know him for his work on AMFPHP, since it was a platform I used to work with before.

Alvaro talks about functional programming and some of the main points he had made about Erlang in a talk he had given - code reload, being ready for multi-core and no shared state between scripts. He talks about how these (really) apply to PHP.

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Kore Nordmann's Blog:
Why are you using BBcodes?
September 04, 2007 @ 07:20:00

In a new post on his blog, Kore Nordmann takes a look at a feature that's been around a long time (first introduced in a message board application) - BBCodes.

The discussion on my blog post "Do not use regular expressions for parsing" ended in a discussion about BBcodes in general. I just used them as an example to demonstrate why it it is impossible to parse such a language with regular expressions - and mentioned in a subclause, that I don't see any sense in using them at all.

He looks at some of the myths surrounding them and their use (more secure, easier to use, safer than HTML) and gives some reasons for making teh choice of HTML over them.

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Chris Justus' Blog:
4 Reasons Java Will Outlive PHP (My interview with IEEE...)
November 02, 2006 @ 11:12:00

It's always interesting to get an outsider's perspective on the language that we all work with and love (or hate, just depends on how debugging's going). In his latest blog post, Chris Justis does just that with some of his comments from an interview with IEEE magazine about why Java will outlive PHP.

I had the good fortune to be interviewed by an IEEE magazine in February to comment on the demise of Java (vs. PHP). A 45-minute interview turned into a paragraph in the article, but I thought that I might put all of my thoughts up on my blog.

There's some interesting ideas here, but I'm not sure that most of them mean the "victory" of Java over PHP. In fact, most of them seem to reinforce the thought that PHP and Java will coexist happily for a good long while.

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Ligaya Turmelle's Blog:
Zend's Webcasts and the future
August 02, 2006 @ 06:17:04

In her latest blog entry Ligaya Turmelle send out an open letter to Zend, asking them to get on the ball and get a bit more organized about their webcasts.

Zend is going to be having a webcast on it's PHP5 certification on august 4th. Now as far as I know this is only their second webcast (first one was on web services), but I am sure (hoping) there will be more to come in the future.

So where am I going with this? If Zend is going to have webcasts and (hopefully) record them, they need a single repository for the recordings so fools like me can easily find them later. Currently there isn't even a Webcast tag on the zend developer blog so you have to do a bit of digging (though not much - thankfully - right now) in the blog to find it.

She suggests a only minor improvements to make things a bit easier on those trying to find the recordings (besides in the blog). After all, what good is the information unless you can find it...

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