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Discussion on: What's the deal with downing PHP development?

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John Alcher • Edited on

There are only two kinds of languages: the ones people complain about and the ones nobody uses

Python is just a toy language. Ruby is just for small scripts and not big applications. Java is verbose and overengineers simple things...

I could go on and on for any X language that has had mainstream following for the last few decades. People love to hate what's popular. If PHP 8 adds a solve_world_hunger() function, people will still hate it because why not.

EDIT: For those not familiar, the quote is from the creator of C++: Bjarne Stroustrup. Ain't that neat? :D

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Ben Halpern

Just yesterday, these two tweets got me soooo pumped to be working with Ruby on Rails

The future is bright and Ruby is every bit the small script language it always was. I'll be the first to say that Ruby is a weird language to have become such a staple for sprawling apps. But it's about so much more than the code. It's the ecosystems that spring up around it.

No programming language is great or bad in and of itself. Nothing exists in a bubble.