At 2:03 PM -0500 2/15/11, Brian Waters wrote:
On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 12:52 PM, tedd <tedd.sperl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I guess that we run in different worlds. Most of the PHP programmers I know
are very good.
I didn't mean to suggest anything. Nor do I necessarily subscribe to
the idea (that PHP has some lousy developers). It's just something
I've heard bouncing around - probably on those noisy internet forums.
I think what you may be finding is there is an element within the
programming industry that if you are to be considered a "true"
developer you must program in [insert what language you use] and on
[insert what platform you use].
Realize that we program in an open source language competing with a
closed M$ environment -- and that generates a lot of biased
self-interested rhetoric. Not all, but enough non-PHP programmers
bad-mouth PHP because they want the perceptions of "true" programmers
to be what they are.
I remember one time when I was hired to do a Macintosh application
where the client insisted on using Metrowerks Code Warrior C++. After
three months working with two other developers on what I thought was
a very simple project, I found that we had not moved very far at all.
People were arguing about double inheritance and other such tech
So, I took a *weekend* and programmed about 90 percent of application
in FutureBasic. I then created a shell application and forwarded it
to the client.
After receiving the application, the client said "Yes, this is
exactly what I want -- except I want it in C++".
When I asked "Why? The application works and I can finish it up in a
week!" He replied he had friends who worked at Metrowerks and if he
told them his application had been created in FutureBasic, they would
laugh at him.
Shortly after I quit the project.
Quite often perceptions are stronger than reality.
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