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Subject:A lot of PHP haters
Summary:Everytime something becomes popular developers become haters
Date:2013-05-20 20:44:24
Update:2013-05-26 22:52:32

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Picture of Jeff Jeff - 2013-05-20 21:45:31
I think that beside the python language author been against PHP integration into the GAE, many employees on several companies are trying to boycott the PHP language.

It seems that everytime something becomes popular developers become haters. We can see a similiar behaviour for the Ubuntu Linux distribution.

I dont quite understand this kind of behaviour. Maybe developers feel that a tool that ease things up is some kind of threat to them?

What could be?

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Picture of Manuel Lemos Manuel Lemos - 2013-05-20 22:29:02 - In reply to message 1 from Jeff
Right, I did not mention this in th article but I know several good developers that applied to Google jobs and were not accepted for undisclosed reasons. It seems the fact they liked PHP made them not be accepted in Google because they are interviewed by actual employees before they can pass.

Anyway, you are right, the most popular options tend to be hated by elitists. I see that happening with PHP Classes site once in a while.

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Picture of Mike Jordan Mike Jordan - 2013-05-26 22:52:32 - In reply to message 2 from Manuel Lemos
PHP has had its detractors since version 3 and rightfully so in many situations. What makes PHP accessible for the beginning programmer/scripter has also been its own worst enemy. PHP is somewhat forgiving compared to other languages and it is easy to churn out spaghetti code that mixes functions with HTML, mixes datatypes and embeds DB login info and queries in the same script. PHP isn't alone as Javascript and even Visual Basic launched tons of poorly written applications and scripts. PHP really grew up with version 5 and with the myriad of libraries and platforms available, it isn't necessary to write everything from scratch and there are great examples and tutorials over the web to learn proper programming patterns. Any good application or library, regardless of language, needs proper docs and should adhere to conventional programming techniques. I suppose if you spent the time to pour through some C++, C#, etc. source files, you'd find just as much poor programming techniques as and other language. It's just fun to bash PHP for some folks.