2018 tech in retrospect:
- React was a good choice back in 2015
- React Native and Expo served us well
- It's becoming increasingly hard to maintain old PHP codebases
- Go is my favorite programming language atm
- Getting rid of server-pets is essential to be productive

@andrioid it's not hard to maintain PHP codebases, in fact, I'd put one of the core defining characteristics of PHP as the extreme language feature stability compared to any other language besides maybe Perl 5. Maybe you just are missing someone who knows PHP?

@andrioid ...or the starting PHP was just really, really, bad, of course, lol, but bad code is a universal and is always hard to maintain.

@smxi My main beef with PHP is not the language, it's creators or what it can or can't do.

It's that most of the PHP codebases I've seen are a mess to work with. So, better developers? Maybe... Doesn't change that PHP4+ codebases in a PHP7 world are simply put, outdated.


@andrioid PHP 4 was released in 2000, 5 in 2004. So you are talking in the case of 4, 18 years ago. That code had no business remaining in production frankly, since EOL also ends support. Well written PHP 5 takes very little time to update to PHP 7, it's very few items that need changing. You seem to be confusing badly written code with the language itself. Bad developers write bad code. Most of the hip languages like python can't even retain language features between minor versions, forget major versions

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