Back to PHP after 2 years on Rails
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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