Linked by Kroc Camen on Sat 20th Dec 2008 17:54 UTC
General Development IBM delves into what's new in PHP 5.3: Part-1 shows you the changes to the object-orientated capabilities, and Part-2 shows you the exciting new possibilities with real closures and lambda functions. ["Read more" for Kroc's personal commentary]
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Why bash PHP?
by pandronic on Sun 21st Dec 2008 08:43 UTC
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One of the major complaints about PHP is that it doesn't constrain the developer enough and it allows him/her too much freedom to screw up. It's true that first, when you start coding in PHP you do the most horrendous mistakes (I know I did), but after one or two years worth of experience the speed and flexibility of PHP coding is certainly a blessing.

The second major complaint about PHP is about OOP. I don't want to sound like trolling or maybe I did something wrong all this years, but I've never felt the need for OOP and I've made some pretty big and complex websites, that work well and have vast amounts of traffic.

PHP is really the best tool for web programming on the server side ... use it just for that and everything will be alright.

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