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CodeBetter.com:
Is PHP the new VB6?
December 01, 2006 @ 08:31:00

There's a new article on CodeBetter.com with some interesting opinions comparing PHP to another popular language from Microsoft - VB6 - and asks "Is PHP the new VB6?"

I just want to take a little sidetrack to acknowledge that there are in fact tons of large and complex PHP websites out there as well as tons of small ASP.NET sites. In the end, despite everything I'm going to say, the individual developer has far more impact on a project's success and implementation than the tool he or she uses.

The author, Karl Seguin, breaks it out into a few sections to make the comparison:

  • PHP is NOT Object Oriented
  • Layering
  • Exception Handling
  • Other Issues
Personally, I find it interesting that he states that the article isn't an "anti-PHP rant" but still says things like:

With PHP's own miserable ue of OO, it's not hard to understand why PHP developers don't leverage OO as much as they could. OO is hard, and PHP neither demands it nor does it bother promoting it.

There also doesn't seem to be much real comparison going on between the two languages. Most of the examples come off sounding like "here's a problem with PHP and here's what it should do, but oh, by the way, ASP.NET already supports it correctly".

Agree? Disagree? Am I reading too much into it?

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