Refactored 039: "PHP Still Runs the Web"

Wherein Chris yells at nose pickers while Frank drives a jalopy.

published Sep 24, 2021
Show Notes

Refactored #039: “PHP Still Runs the Web”

On this episode of Refactored…

  • Chris is staring down the barrel of yet another performance issue with one of his platforms. Why can’t this guy do software better?
  • Frank has some choice words for Entity Framework - but how does it stack up against Hibernate and Active Record? Chris gets nitpicky.
  • Somehow the guys wind up in this whole big thing about whether the Purple Monster (PHP) is hot garbage, or charmingly quirky. Do you prefer a clean workshop, or a rusty pickup truck?
  • Flon’s Axiom: “There does not now, nor will there ever, exist a programming language in which it is least bit hard to write bad programs.”
  • The guys discuss in more depth the paper mentioned last week, entitled (PDF warning) The Fatiguing Effects of Camera Use in Virtual Meetings: A Within-Person Field Experiment. Although slow and dangerous behind the wheel a bit of a dry read, there are some interesting findings.
  • … and much more!

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