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re: Why some people hate PHP? VIEW POST

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FYI, another explanation of PHP-hate from Coding Horror: The PHP Singularity

Some of the issue could be the fact that many companies are bandwagoning into it (and other techs) just because that's what FaceBook or WordPress used, rather than weighing the technical merits of their choices. (Otherwise they might have noticed what FB had to do to PHP to keep their websites going, and this ReasonML thing going on now.) Now it may make total sense for the situation, like the bootstrapped startup does WordPress plugin dev to pay the bills while working on their own product. But the stigma is one of group-think.

I had bad experiences with maintaining applications written in older versions of PHP. I am not likely to use PHP for anything new, but some people I respect use it to good effect. Teams have to use whatever makes sense for their situation, regardless of popular opinion.

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