On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 2:11 PM, Eric Butera <eric.but...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 3:07 PM, haliphax <halip...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Sadly, my company is throwing PHP out the window in favor of ASP.NET,
>> as they have an irrational fear of Open Source software. Don't get me
>> wrong--.NET is pretty darn cool--but I literally enjoy working in PHP.
>> The fact that I don't need an IDE to unlock the majority of the
>> language's functionality is nice. (Editing a config file by hand or
>> using more than a couple of nested libraries without code completion
>> is a nightmare in .NET)
>> Anyway, it's already been decided. Hell, they use Microsoft for damn
>> near everything else. I guess the mainstream mentality has overpowered
>> honest consideration for an "alternative" (not my words) solution's
>> merits.
> Yes my company has done work for shops like that.  It does seem like
> there is a big line drawn in the sand us vs them.  =)  Good luck Todd!
>  We'll miss you.  :D

Ha! You're not getting rid of me that easily. ;) I still do pretty
much all of my independent development in PHP (for paying clients and
for my own interests... mostly my own interests as I'm juggling school
and work and a band). I've recently started playing with the
CodeIgniter framework, and it's renewed my love for the language all
over again. I had tinkered with MVC for a bit in Java (of course) and
ASP.NET, but it's nice to find such a clean, elegant package for it in
PHP to keep the momentum going for me.

Right now, I'm working on an AJAX (jQuery) and PHP (CodeIgniter)
web-based MMORPG in the vein of Urban Dead [1] that has been bouncing
around in my head in the form of one idea or another for a little over
a decade. Started out as a BBS door, then a stand-alone telnet server,
then a C++ application, then a Java applet, and now I'm on the second
incarnation of an XHTML/JS implementation that is showing some serious

No doubt I'll be hitting the list with some interesting questions in
the near future. ;)

1. http://www.urbandead.com/

// Todd

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