Steve,

Those we're some astonishing discussions about PHP and other programming languages/environments. After reading that I think most programmers would admit that PHP is a crappy language. On the other hand, PHP does one thing quite well, which is dynamically building a web page and including data from a database. There's going to be a lot of demand for that for the foreseeable future. I'll admit that about PHP, even though my personal bias is to use RPG w/ HTML templates to generate web pages.

-Nathan.





----- Original Message -----
From: Steve Richter <stephenrichter@xxxxxxxxx>
To: RPG programming on the IBM i / System i <rpg400-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc:
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 5:31 PM
Subject: Re: Is RPG dying

the microsoft crowd had a field day when someone posted this article a
few weeks back about PHP:
http://me.veekun.com/blog/2012/04/09/php-a-fractal-of-bad-design/

http://channel9.msdn.com/Forums/Coffeehouse/Greatest-PHP-rant-of-all-time

Microsoft programmers are having a bit of a dispiriting time lately.
The company is so poorly run and so many products are not working out.
But C# and .NET just get better and better. Anders Hejlsberg is an
amazing language designer.
http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Lang-NEXT/Lang-NEXT-2012/Panel-Web-and-Cloud-Programming

-Steve

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