This is Shish2k's TypePad Profile.
Join TypePad and start following Shish2k's activity
Already a member?
Update has been hidden from all public facing feeds in TypePad
I'm currently making a living from my PHP + MySQL clone of a Rails + Postgres app. I started the project ~6 years ago because Rails was such a whore to deploy, hoping that it would become redundant within a few months as rails became widespread. But no, PHP + MySQL *still* has about 99% of the "cheap-as-hell shared hosting" market share, with no alternatives, and I'm still maintaining that project since so many people rely on it. Not a day goes by when I don't want to strangle a PHP developer for their retarded design decisions :-( Please, somebody, make it so that I can just drop "index.fcgi" into a directory and it will run that code (in whatever language) as a fastcgi process (with the user ID of the file owner); then get that module installed on 95%+ of cheap shared hosts. I *really* want to rewrite my software and compete with the other clones based on quality, and not on me being the most willing to tolerate PHP's bullshit. Heck, even if that makes the python / rails / node.js clones easier to deploy and makes my project entirely useless, at least the world would be a better place... Python is easy too! Just ssh in, create a virtualenv, use pip to install dependencies, upload your files, set file permissions, use root access to configure your web server to load the app via fastcgi, spend a few hours debugging all the glitches, and you're done! I have no idea how anyone thinks that this is as easy as "upload files, done" :-| Heroku and co come close, but they're still more difficult than that, and they're *way* more expensive than bog-standard shared hosts. I personally hate having to lookup which comes first in a explode() or a strstr() if I brain fart for some weird reason, but I don't blame php This reminds me a lot of Stockholm Syndrome. PHP causes pain so consistently that people consider it the norm, and they think it's amazing whenever it manages to do something only *slightly* awful. Once they're attached, it could say that 1+1=3 and they'd still rather blame themselves than the language...
Commented Jun 29, 2012 on
The PHP Singularity
The PHP Singularity
Look at this incredible thing Ian Baker created. Look at it! What you're seeing is not Photoshopped. This is an actual photo of a real world, honest to God double-clawed hammer. Such a thing exists. Isn't that amazing? And also, perhaps, a little disturbing? That wondrous hammer is a de...
Shish2k is now following
The Typepad Team
Jun 29, 2012
Subscribe to Shish2k’s Recent Activity
View all »
Around The Web
All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Service