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PHP drives 80% of the web
July 11, 2014 01:42
Rants about PHP are everywhere, but during the last years the language and the whole ecosystem has evolved.
The lastest versions support namespaces, closures, traits, generators and with composer a dependency manager that changed the way PHP developers work and collaborate.
December 15, 2015 02:36
PHP to me is a legacy technology that I have years of experience in, and can step back into when necessary, but I do not choose to use in new projects.
worked with php for around a year helping a client automate their backend and optimize their existing infrastructure.
PHP powers 90% of our application; both rendering the front-end, as the background processes (data capture, processing, etc.)
To generate websites from data, and to serve my UI for defining that data. Also many small personal tools, such as icon converters (rather than bash scripts). PHP is my go-to tool for server side logic.
Built an API with Composer, PHP Unit, Doctrine, Zend Validator, Zend Filter, and Stack PHP, and a PSR-7 micro framework that someone built called Proton that does not have any documentation.
Most used web development language, we use the latest version 7 which is about twice as fast as previous versions.
We happened to write the frontend in PHP. Hey, it was 2006, and we were high school students ;-)
An older ticket purchase system as well as nearly all management tools are still written in PHP. It's a long process to migrate away from it given available development resources.
PHP is what powers the server and dynamic content pages. It may be old school but it works.
How to use SelectPdf for HTML TO PDF Conversion in PHP: http://selectpdf.com/web-html-to-pdf-rest-api-for-php-samples/
→ Tom Z
Because it is required although the server is running HHVM every bit of code is PHP friendly it's an awesome synergy.
Legacy code that, although maintained slightly, will be phased out as we migrate the 2 backend tools that rely on it to other, more robust languages. See: http://bjorn.tipling.com/if-programming-languages-were-weapons
Great flexibility as a language, through prototype inheritance. When combined with Node/DOM, so much functionality is already available, compared to C++ ensuring rapid prototyping.
Used in all my roles. Love the npm ecosystem and the fast moving landscape. Experience with a variety of frameworks: angular, express, react, backbone, ember, jquery. I like building things from the ground up.
→ Sud Web
For bells and whistles on the UI, and for making the game Whack-A-Mol. I purposely avoided jQuery or other 3rd party frameworks, as I was aiming to make a low overhead website system, rather than a complex web application like I make most of the time.
The only notable exceptions were the use of SCSS (augmented by Compass) for styling, Bash for a few basic 'system chores' and CLI utilities required for development of the app (most notably git and heroku's CLI interface), and a bit of custom SQL for locations where the ORM extractions leaked (the app is DB-agnostic, but a bit of SQL was required to fill gaps in the ORMs when interfacing with Postgres).
All of our Frontend code is written in ECMAScript 6 using React/Redux, running on Node.js
Used Angular,Express,Mongo,Node.js and plenty APIs to support web or mobile application development.
Also used Sequalize for Object relational mapping in case the database shall be relational database, such as postgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle database.
Aside from usual web UI stuff, the user support widget/chat client, Z-XMPP, is written in it.
There are a couple js front end pieces that make my page look a little better.
JS on the config pages as well as within the watchapp for communication with the Foursquare API.
Used along with jQuery to add site interactivity, tag management and analytics.
Mainly for github Readme files, and occasionally for other documentation as desired.
Writing README.md's is very important to us. Also a lot of our content is maintained in Markdown (using contentful.com). We are also cool with
Markdown represents a highly portable and lightweight text formatting. I had converted all of my Wordpress posts to Markdown prior to migrating over to Jekyll and eventually to Hugo. The fact that many generators support Markdown means that my content remains portable regardless of the platform/engine I use.
Markdown is how I format all my posts. Uses the "smart" and "footnotes" options.
Users can format their contributions with Markdown. Great way to post tutorials with code.