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

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Joshua Johnson Author

People writing bad code is hardly a reason to hate a language. If that were the case, than by default we would be forced to hate all languages. It is something deeper than that I feel like. Maybe it's the fact that Devs, seem to overall, dislike and will look down on people who are just getting into coding? PHP is such an easy language to pick up so that's were a bunch of us start in web development. And maybe it also has to do with peer pressure somewhat? As if you tell another dev you are coding in PHP, you will automatically be looked down on.

Yet we discount the fact that 80% of websites are powered on PHP. We somehow discount the fact that PHP has seen the tool to generate the most income out of any other language in the world.

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Ryan Winchester • Edited on

I don't really think most devs dislike beginners, but I could be wrong.

I honestly just think it's an outdated (but well-earned) reputation from when PHP was a messy procedural language being reinforced by all the bad code in the wild. And also it's "cool" to hate on PHP.

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thinsoldier

Many devs seem to dislike non English speakers, including a lot of php devs. As long as php is used heavily by the rest of the world, even after their code quality improves, people will hate on them and their chosen language.