[Clug-work] Now Hiring: PHP Programmer wanted: Bellville W.Cape, South Africa - PHP/Apache/Linux/Postgresql - Development

David Maclay dmaclay at gmail.com
Thu Jul 26 14:22:08 SAST 2007

I'm working in Python currently, but in a classis case of 'worse is better'
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worse_is_better) PHP often scales better,
exactly BECAUSE PHP sucks.  Nobody in their right mind writes a serious
library for PHP in PHP, they use C.  With Python, people write libs in
Python because it is a serious language, and Pythonistas tend to be quite
ideological about this.  But while Python outperforms PHP, it gets smoked by
C.  A classic case is the memcache API's for PHP & Python, where performance
REALLY matters.

see: http://dealnews.com/developers/memcached.html


On 7/26/07, Colin Alston <karnaugh at karnaugh.za.net> wrote:
> On 25/07/2007 20:26 Eddie Dunckley wrote:
> > could train you up instead. (yes yes we all 'heard' python/ruby etc is
> > better, but unless you can port year of work overnight, we're doing the
> > PHP5 thing, its fun).
> Ahh come now. Did anyone tell you *how* much better it is? It's
> seriously about thiiis much |<========================>|
> I'm sad though, I'd literally slit my wrists if I had to write PHP
> code, but on the other hand there are so many good opportunities out
> there for people who know it decently. And sure, I could pretty easily
> drop into the PHP world - but I don't think I'd be happy. Anyway,
> luckily I'm one of those rare people in SA being paid to do work in
> Python. One day other people will start to see the light.
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