On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 10:15 PM, Joe Pluta<joepluta@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I'll be happy to make a prediction. PHP is on a steady
decline, has been for the last several years.
You cite TIOBE, which shows PHP's trajectory as basically flat from
sometime in 2004 through 2010, with a more noticeable decline only in
the last couple of years. (Contrast with Java, which has been
declining for at least a decade, even after adjusting for the "Google
revision" in 2004.)
You want to be current, learn C# or Objective-C.
I think what these languages' TIOBE ratings show is that the .NET and
iPhone platforms are enjoying a lot of success right now.
You want to be last year's news, learn PHP or better yet
Python. Scripting languages are sooooo 2006. :)
True. Though it sounds like Hans got his PHP job more recently than
that. At least we don't have to worry about RPG ever having been or
ever becoming a fad. :)