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Tomas Votruba:
6 Reasons Why Doctrine is Alive and Kicking
Jul 10, 2018 @ 09:43:51

Tomas Vortuba has a new post to his site sharing a few reasons why he thinks that Doctrine isn't dead and is still "alive and kicking" with things still changing in the project.

Almost 1,5 year ago I wrote Why is Doctrine Dying. I didn't use dead, because it's is just state of time being. Open-source projects - like people - tend to find themselves on the top, being stuck or struggling with the right path from time to time. It's a completely normal process of evolution.

I don't know if that post helped it, but since then many things changed for better in Doctrine project. Saying that this post deprecates my old view and celebrate changes.

May this be an inspiration for open-source projects that find themselves stuck and the maintainers that find themselves unhappy.

His list includes reasons like:

  • Bump PHP 7.1 Without Waiting for Major Release
  • Cut the Weight to Save Yourself
  • From Talks and Post Evangelization to Code Improvements
  • New Release as a Baseline

For each point, he provides a little clarification and background from commits to the code and statistics about the community around the project.

tagged: doctrine project orm community alive reasons list

Link: https://www.tomasvotruba.cz/blog/2018/07/09/6-reasons-why-doctrine-is-alive-and-kicking/

Nick Halstead's Blog:
10 Reasons why PHP is still very much alive
May 11, 2007 @ 14:22:00

On his blog today, Nick Halstead has posted what he considers the top ten reasons that PHP as a language is still around:

I have recently come across quite a few articles about the current state of PHP. The current situation does seem, on one hand, quite bleak. [...] We need to first educate all PHP programmers that writing in PHP 4 is only going to hold back the language. And that secondly there is a whole world of new features and ways of doing things that are simpler, slicker and more up to date than ever before. I include here a non-definitive top 10 things that a PHP programmer should know about.

A few of the items included in his list involve:

  • classes and their use in PHP5 applications
  • the flexibility allowed with multiple database support
  • the multitude of frameworks currently offered
  • debuggers and profilers
...and, my personal favorite, all of the support that the PHP community has. There's plenty of tutorials, forums, websites, user groups - and of course, the manual - that can help out with just about any developer's question.

tagged: reason alive language class method database framework ide debugger support reason alive language class method database framework ide debugger support

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Nick Halstead's Blog:
10 Reasons why PHP is still very much alive
May 11, 2007 @ 14:22:00

On his blog today, Nick Halstead has posted what he considers the top ten reasons that PHP as a language is still around:

I have recently come across quite a few articles about the current state of PHP. The current situation does seem, on one hand, quite bleak. [...] We need to first educate all PHP programmers that writing in PHP 4 is only going to hold back the language. And that secondly there is a whole world of new features and ways of doing things that are simpler, slicker and more up to date than ever before. I include here a non-definitive top 10 things that a PHP programmer should know about.

A few of the items included in his list involve:

  • classes and their use in PHP5 applications
  • the flexibility allowed with multiple database support
  • the multitude of frameworks currently offered
  • debuggers and profilers
...and, my personal favorite, all of the support that the PHP community has. There's plenty of tutorials, forums, websites, user groups - and of course, the manual - that can help out with just about any developer's question.

tagged: reason alive language class method database framework ide debugger support reason alive language class method database framework ide debugger support

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