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Because I see it too often, I started to compile a list of blog posts about PHP shaming and how irrelevant this is.

Viva php blog posts about PHP

Trying out PHP after 7 years

7 years ago, when I was finally parting ways with PHP to focus solely on Java, I was among the PHP haters. So, maybe it's time to give PHP another shot? Now, in the last quarter of 2021 we have PHP 8.1 and Symfony 6.0. Both with innumerable improvements and new features.

Written by Slawomir Dymitrow
2021-12-01 via

Yes, PHP is Worth Learning/Using in $CURRENT_YEAR

Welcome, dear reader! If you're reading this, you're probably one of the many people who find themselves wondering how much of what they've heard about PHP (a lot of which isn't super positive, I'm sure) is still relevant today. Is PHP a dying language? Should you learn PHP in $CURRENT_YEAR, and/or use it to build your next app? Hopefully, by the end of this post, you'll have the answers to these questions and more.

Written by Veselin Romić
2021-11-17 via

PHP Is Killing Python

If you’re scratching your head wondering why PHP isn’t dead or even dying, it’s likely because you probably don’t understand a few things about programming, programmers, markets, and democracy. Things that actually have nothing to do with code, functions, or syntax.

Written by Beau Beauchamp
2021-11-06 via

PHP isn't that like really bad?

The aim of this article is to explain to non-technical individuals that PHP isn't as bad as many make it out to be. Try to answer some of the more common assertions about PHP. PHP has a terrible reputation because it used to be horrible.

Written by Iain Cambridge
2021-07-04 via

Dumb Reasons to Hate PHP

Now as expected whenever talking about PHP on the Internet, people are quick to grab their pitchforks and rehash the same classic criticisms of PHP over and over like a mantra. Is it to feel superior? Do they think they're doing a public service? I don't know. What I do know is that they're right to some extent; PHP isn't the best-designed language by any means, largely because it changed organically and incrementally over time. It certainly hasn't stopped PHP from becoming as popular as it has.

Written by Stephen Coakley
2020-06-10 via

Non, PHP n’est pas 'OK boomer'

Pour moi PHP représente tout la dynamique du web, et pour preuve, c’est le rare qui tienne encore debout et qui ait autant de popularité depuis 25 ans. Je ne parlerai pas de Go, qui a sa côte de popularité, mais tout frais, ou de Javascript qui a engendré NodeJS qui pour moi est plus une mode. Javascript n’a son intérêt qu’en front-end, à mes yeux.

Written by amelie
2020-04-23 via

The business of PHP

Among the many strategic decisions a business needs to make, one which we as developers are involved with is the choice of tech stack—the tools and technologies used for software development. When choosing a backend language, PHP presents its list of strengths and weaknesses; this article examines these from a business perspective.

Written by Sherri Wheeler
2020-04-01 via

PHP is very much alive and doesn't plan on dying

The reports about the death of PHP are greatly exaggerated. Learn the current PHP status quo and why it is here to stay. Backed by PHP developers from Iflexion, this article will give answers to all the burning questions and help you make up your mind about PHP’s wellbeing once and for all.

Written by Yaroslav Kuflinski
2020-03-11 via

Why developers hate PHP

PHP is the most widely used language in the world for websites. It is also the most hated. And it’s pure hate. But why do so many developers hate it so much? Today we’re going to the origin of the hate, let’s see if it’s really justified.

Written by Mehdi Zed
2020-05-20 via

The state of PHP today

Much like the old stereotype of “only nerds play video games”, PHP definitely earned a few unflattering labels many years ago. Times have changed and developers in the know tell a very different story. Just like all the cool kids now play Fortnite (do they? I don’t know), PHP is nearly unrecognisable from its days as the scripting language ‘Personal Home Page’.

Written by Sherri W
2019-05-25 via

PHP in 2019

Do you remember the popular "PHP: a fractal of bad design" blog post? The first time I read it, I was working in a crappy place with lots of legacy PHP projects. This article got me wondering whether I should just quit and go do something entirely different than programming. Luckily for me I was able to switch jobs shortly thereafter and, more importantly, PHP managed to evolve quite a bit since the 5.* days. Today I'm addressing the people who are either not programming in PHP anymore, or are stuck in legacy projects.

Written by Brent
2019-05-10 via

Moving from Go to PHP again

Remember when I ditched Laravel for Golang? Well, after 2 years on Go, our shop applications are powered by PHP again. Why?! You already said it was probably a bad business decision, and then you spend even more time on it?! Well, yeah, several reasons actually.

Written by Danny van Kooten
2019-02-04 via

PHP is dead... Viva le PHP!

The fracas over Gutenberg and WordPress is the latest installment in the death of PHP. Take a deep breath everybody. Let’s ignore the trolls and take a look at what Mark Twain, Fidel Castro and PHP have in common — and more to the point, why PHP is still a reasonable choice for startups and small businesses.

Written by Sergii Shanin
2018-10-26 via

What's the deal with downing PHP development?

I'm trying to wrap my head around why so many developers down PHP development like it is a second class language? Secondly, what are the better alternatives for web development?

Written by Joshua Johnson
2018-08-19 via

Java will kill your startup. PHP will save it.

What a small web-based business needs, no matter how big you think you will eventually get, is LAMP. For those who don't know, LAMP is an acronym defining your operating system, web server, database, and programming language. In this case, Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. If you are a business oriented founder or senior non-technical leader and you rely on others to advise you on technology, you have likely heard LAMP (specifically the PHP or MySQL part) is passe, not good enough, "too simple," and doesn’t have the performance you need. That is complete nonsense. Facts...

Written by Alexander Katrompas
2018-07-12 via

PHP Modern app development

PHP has a bad reputation among many programmers — some of them because of the language’s past mistakes, lack of standardization, security issues, and code styling. That’s why new programmers don’t see PHP as an valid option for developing their projects. For your information, PHP 7 has overcome so many past issues and improved speed. Now PHP is insanely fast and has type hinting for methods and return types, making the language more consistent.

Written by Pablo Rodriguez V.
2018-02-26 via

Is PHP relevant?

One of the most common questions I’m asked by academees, applicants and even other developers, is, ‘why do you teach PHP?’ or, sometimes even, ‘isn’t PHP a dead language?’

Written by Mike Oram
2018-02-08 via

This is what modern PHP looks like

I have several problems working with PHP on a daily basis, but one cannot close their eyes to the changes taking place in the language, community and the ecosystem. There is a long road ahead, but things are getting mature in the land of PHP.

Written by Felipe Lopes
2018-01-13 via

Imposter Syndrome: PHP Edition

Programming is an amazingly cliquish community. Every developer has a preferred language with philosophical reasoning or performance rankings to back up the choice. I love the variety we have when picking a technology, it keeps the industry exciting and nimble. However, I hate all of the constant derision that many programmers throw at languages they don’t use.

Written by Andrew Davis
2017-11-28 via

Who uses PHP anyway?

People shitting on PHP isn’t going to go away, it’s a symptom of a few things. PHP has a ridiculously flat learning curve so just about anyone can write code using it, this means a lot of amateurs and ‘get it done’ developers will choose php but...

Written by Colin DeCarlo
2017-09-09 via

It’s Cool to Hate PHP

PHP is one of the most popular language on the internet yet it’s also one of the most hated language thanks to it’s inconsistencies and issues, here is the list of known PHP issues.

Written by Keving Ongko
2017-07-28 via

$PHP = 💩

It’s well known that PHP is a dead programming language and that its 22-year-old ecosystem is effectively useless now that we have Node and its fancy new asynchronous frameworks. Node’s superiority is evident because everyone knows that single-threaded, asynchronous, programs are better by default.

Written by Simon Yousoufov
2017-04-07 via

Taking PHP Seriously

Slack uses PHP for most of its server-side application logic, which is an unusual choice these days. Why did we choose to build a new project in this language? Should you?

Written by Keith Adams
2016-10-12 via

Is PHP a badly designed programming language?

Yes, it’s a horribly designed language (read PHP: a fractal of bad design if there is any doubt in your mind), but by asking this question you’re misunderstanding PHP.

2014-09-14 via