Why Use PHP in 2018
Over on Thoughtful Code, I wrote about why even in 2018 I’d choose PHP to make a new software application in. The heart of my reasoning is the conclusion:
If you’ve got a team of Python programmers, write your application in Python. If you’ve got a cofounder who knows Java, write your SaaS in that. The personnel considerations of software should always outweigh the languages ones.
I am myself a PHP programmer. And the article touches on some of thing ugly sides of being a PHP programmer. But I live and love and use the language regularly, and no amount of complaining from anyone about it would make me change my mind but for anything where I alone was writing an application.
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