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Microsoft just threw everything that has made it the monopoly it is right out the window with this new piece of shit OS. Touchscreen optimized UI? I don't know of a single user out there- young or old- that would want to bang out a 15 page term paper or book report on a fucking touchscreen. "Surface", I mean. This is the future of computing? I don't think so. Touchscreen communications are for emoticons and button pressing. Period. That's all it will ever be. Now add a shitty UI with your choice of 16 different colors. Boom! Windows 8. You call this an innovation, Microsoft? Go make a lunch date with AOL and the design team of the former Go talk about how stupid all your end users are!
Toggle Commented Dec 27, 2012 on Betting the Company on Windows 8 at Coding Horror
Php is AWESOME. What other languages have http methods already built into it? Sure, you’re not going to build a state of the art search engine with it, but what other languages out there can you use by itself– without installing some ridiculous framework– and still produce a decent app from it? Of course, you can choose to use a framework if you want to... that's half the fun of using the language. With PHP you choose your own workflow, your own destiny. Those who bash PHP don’t understand it. It’s not really a language. It is a template language- and it has only been a good 10 years it has been considered to be a viable solution for building sites with it, only about 5 years a secure solution to interacting with database layers. PHP is still young. Those who spend years working with Java and C bash PHP for its OOP facility and security flaws. It is 2012, and PHP is still scripting language with a few comp sci principles adopted to it. So what? That’s what it has always been. I’m sick of people bashing PHP for what it can’t do. Instead, embrace it for what it CAN do: Community sites, blogs, wikis, simple stuff. Look around. Over half the startups out there choose PHP. Are we a glutton for punishment? Maybe. But we also know that you don’t put your life’s work , or stake your thesis in comp sci on PHP. Working with PHP is about simple design patterns and using that to bang out simple and highly scalable solutions- albeit a little ugly. So go ahead- keep bashing PHP and use a "real language" for your next project. Build your beautiful classes, interfaces, and singletons in the privacy of your own windowless basement- because that's about as far as you're going to go with it for your first 6 months of development. In the meantime, I'll keep building my horrible spaghetti coded community sites, hosted on my 3 dollar a month shared servers, and laugh all the way to the bank.
Toggle Commented Dec 26, 2012 on The PHP Singularity at Coding Horror
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