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Should i leave F*cking php ? Its ruining my life!!


Hi all , let me tell you my story. I was once upon a time a smart student, I used to stay 2nd ranker in my college.

And the time came when I got job and I choose php .

That was the BIGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGEST mistake of my life I guess.

I kept getting EASY, NO CHALLENGING projects which lead me NO GROWTH in career thus far.

I have 2 years of experience in Son of Bi*ch !

I didnt get to work on complex technologies in my company , so in turn i could not get decent job today. I had interview today.

DID i make mistake by choosing LOWEST technolgies on planet earth , creating DUMB , CHEAP php developers ??

Sometimes when i hear php word , I swear if PHP was a man , i would have KILLED it! I now HATE PHP(i used to love it a year back) !!

duckduckgo replied 3 years ago

You have already experience in php that's a plus point but don't abandon it. Learn some other skills like node and python it will help you in long term. I like php b'coz it get thing done quickly with ( php has saved me many times ). I am self taught and in three years i have tried many technologies like dot net, java, python. Like it or not php is better. I personally hate java b'coz what i can do i 10 lines of code in python for same thing i need to write atleast 30-40 line of java code.

Just learn something more that will help you in long run.

elite123 replied 3 years ago

Keep applying - the decent jobs are out there if you have the skills - the problem with PHP is there are so many developers (and script kiddies that call themselves developers) that it is very competitive. Failing that there is a ton of freelance work available and you get to be your own boss :)

awsp replied 3 years ago

I get your feeling.

It is true that PHP does have a lot of weaknesses and have a bad reputation of having handful of PHP amateurs code in a not so practical way due to its loose coding style. The lack of security awareness leads to many security vulnerabilities to the public. But these are not entirely PHP's fault, right?

Tho one thing to point out, as a developer, one should never categorize him/herself specifically to a certain language, aka "XXX developer". You are not limited to use only one language, pick the one you are most comfortable with and the most suitable for the project you are currently on.

Just curious: what makes you all of a sudden start to hate PHP?

theofidry replied 2 years ago

Honestly you just sound like an horrible arrogant guy trying to find excuses for his failures.

I used to stay 2nd ranker in my college.

Overall doesn't mean shit.

I kept getting EASY, NO CHALLENGING projects which lead me NO GROWTH in career thus far.

Then find another job and take personal projects. It's not challenging ones that are lacking, PHP or not.

I didnt get to work on complex technologies in my company , so in turn i could not get decent job today.

Sorry are you 60yo and still doing Java 1.3? Oh wait, you can get a decent job even with Java 1.3 actually. You've got two years of experience so your still young, it's not to late to learn and it's up to you to create opportunities to lear more, at your company or by yourself at home.

DID i make mistake by choosing LOWEST technolgies on planet earth , creating DUMB , CHEAP php developers ??

PHP is not to blame, you are. When a PHP app is bad, the problem is not PHP, it's the developer. And that applies to E-V-E-R-Y language. So re-evaluate yourself before being so rude to people like that.

Sometimes when i hear php word , I swear if PHP was a man , i would have KILLED it! I now HATE PHP(i used to love it a year back) !!

Then change, and it will turn out to be the same because the problem is you not PHP.

Abdessamad Idrissi replied 2 months ago

First of all: you didn't loose time learning PHP, maybe you didn't have a challenging environment to test some amazing complex php stuff. Did you work with PHP >7.1? have you ever used some advanced PHP frameworks like Symfony before? Does those names mean something for you: Doctrine ORM, Composer, Twig, RabbitMq? If you have never heard of this stuff then: there's a lot to learn about PHP :)

By the way, the company where I'am working now uses PHP and some apps have sometimes ~1m hits per day and our PHP stack can handle it just fine.


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