As all know by now the core PHP group of developers have had a gettogther in Paris by the fag end of 2005. Though the meeting minutes are interesting to read, there is a long way to go. There are a lot to consider before we answer the above question. Popular ISPs may be reluctant for the immediate switch over, when most of them are considering the switch from stream 4 to stream 5. The backward-compatibility problems are a real headache for Web hosts and they are really concerned about this, not to mention that the break in compatibility between series 4 and 5 is already showing up as a pain, whereas the backward compatibility hole between 5 and 6 is expected to be even greater. Read more…
In this post Sivers writes I spent two years trying to make Rails do something it wasnâ€™t meant to do, then realized my old abandoned language (PHP, in my case) would do just fine if approached with my new Rails-gained wisdom.
â€œIs there anything Rails can do, that PHP CANâ€™T do?â€
The answer is no.
I threw away 2 years of Rails code, and opened a new empty Subversion respository.
Then in a mere TWO MONTHS, by myself, not even telling anyone I was doing this, using nothing but vi, and no frameworks, I rewrote CD Baby from scratch in PHP. Done! Launched! And it works amazingly well.
Itâ€™s the most beautiful PHP Iâ€™ve ever written, all wonderfully MVC and DRY, and and I owe it all to Rails.
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