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On software development

2011-10-04 14:08:41.53263+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-10-04 19:43:19.838839+00 by: spc476

The guy is bitching about the state of software development and he likes PHP?

My head s'plode.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-10-04 21:55:38.166283+00 by: Dan Lyke

Ya know, I think about some of the things I managed to whip up quickly and simply in Applesoft BASIC back in the day, and how much overhead and setup similar things take nowadays, and I believe that we may have gone backwards. To some extent this is why Perl is such a kickass language, it just lets you start writing fast.

PHP is another such language.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-10-06 20:34:38.048988+00 by: spc476

While I appreciate PHP for its ability to help people express their visions who might otherwise be unable (just don't ask me to maintain such code). But to claim that PHP is “State of the Art” is ludicrous—there are plenty of other langauges out there that are more “State of the Art” than PHP (I'm partial to Lua myself, and there's a wonderfully wicked JIT for Lua that's literally a drop-in replacement).