I have been working with PHP for many years, mostly as a side language.
Once upon a time in, on an island far, far away, I did try to get a SaaS business going based on a PHP stack but alas it suffered from a lack of customers and we eventually bowed out.
It did not diminish my enjoyment of working with PHP and several years ago when a new opportunity presented itself, I again chose PHP for the stack because:
- I was familiar with it
- I was confident of hiring people
- It is easy to stand up a server
- It is easy to test and deploy
In order to add to the joy of the ’24 Days in December’ I decided upon an idea, a little out of the ordinary that popped into my head. An
Ode to PHP.
This was mostly, as I said on phpc.social, because I was thinking of Vogon poetry. I trust that this effort does not rate on the
Universes Worst Poem league table.
Ode to PHP
Two thirds of the world Two in three Have come to rely On PHP WordPress or Symfony Or Laravel These are the tools That work so well People all day working so hard Creating code so eloquent It rivals "The Bard" Code is poetry Someone did say If then, foreach While 200 ok So little by little We refine and release Git clone, add, commit Git push and rebase Patterns and algorithms Classes, reflection We are taking this code In a brand new direction So at the end of the year We say "Hip, Hip Hooray!" 8.2 is released 8.3 's on the way
Finally, Big thanks to all the companies that support the PHP foundation, all the people that contribute PRs, release managers, testers, technical writers, and everyone else contributing to the wonderful community that is PHP.
Happy holidays and a Happy New Year.