PHP

I’ve been doing enough PHP work lately that this blog post really speaks to me. Here’s a good quote:

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

I kind of like Drupal, which is of course written in PHP, but I think I’d like it more if it was written in… something else. I’m not sure what.

You can certainly write good things in PHP, and Drupal is an example of that. CodeIgniter seems like a good thing too,  though I haven’t had much experience with it.

I recently had to do some work on what I’d call a “legacy” PHP site, which was basically all PHP spaghetti code, poorly done HTML, and questionable JavaScript. I wonder how many sites like that one are out there, written 5 or 10 years ago, possibly by an amateur, and working *just* well enough that nobody wants to pay to rewrite it from scratch. Probably a lot!

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