A valid observation. I often hear how PHP is a 'hack language' from guys who implement Oauth2 by hand in Spring, costing the client more than a human year of 50€ working hours. Since long ago, the bottleneck in most projects is developer time, not CPU or memory efficiency, not how 'beautiful' your code looks, not how 'scalable' your initial solution is. As is very well demonstrated by the popularity of Wordpress, clients want stuff that 'just works' and they want it yesterday. So if you can set up a MVP in a week with your language of choice, great. Else GTFO.
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