3 thoughts on “”

  1. PHP will carry a working coder for at least another decade, there’s just so much of it still in use, today. The next “battle” seems to be between Python and Ruby, and I’ve heard some great sermons from Pythonistas! I was hearing a Python coder rave and rave about how much he loved using it, about eight years ago, long before Ruby hit the scene.

    1. There’s plenty of market space around PHP skills. My focus is not so much on marketability at this point but practical tools. I’ve been very much enjoying reading Gabriel Weinberg recently and I’m loving DuckDuckGo, which he has almost single handedly built. As I understand it, he built his first company to a $10m USD exit with zero employees. I’m starting to be inspired by the idea of a zero employee business. That means I gotta code smarter, more elegantly, and more efficiently. Hence, maybe Django is a worthwhile investment, but maybe Yii has a faster learning curve and delivers a similar result. Tough call…

  2. Python makes programming fun again 🙂 It’s amazing how powerful and useful 15 lines of script can be! Hell, yesterday’s exercise for me was banging out a quick TCP port interceptor and logger in order to see raw traffic between server components. 30 minutes of good work 🙂

    The fact that’s it’s the basis of enterprise scripting languages such as Jython and offers OOTB scripting capabilities on enterprise platforms like HP/UX, Solaris, AIX, etc. means you have a compelling job market that most PHPers aren’t even aware exists. That doesn’t mean you have to work in the enterprise, but it means at least it’s an option.

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