Brunet thinks it’s not going to affect free WP users. Maybe.
What would, I think, be a radical move, would be to recreate the PHP model with node.js.
Did WordPress just translate itself to node.js?
Big question, will they also open-source this code-base for users to host on their own sites? If so, this is probably the beginning of the end for PHP? WP is certainly the only PHP application I run. And probably the most widely used PHP program in the wild. (Not counting FB here.)
If they aren’t going to open-source it, is this the beginning of the end for WordPress as the world’s most popular Open Source social-software? Is WordPress.com going to try to turn itself into a more closed, “gated” community? With new features only available to users hosting within it? Is it going to become more like Tumblr … or Medium or even FB?
Update : It’s all open-sourced.
XHP actually looks pretty cool. On the surface, it’s just a cleaned up PHP. But the cleaning up (putting XML into the language) actually gives it some of the character I was hoping for in GeekWeaver.
This is an absolutely brilliant summary of the virtues of PHP.
But it will retain the virtues of PHP : none of this fussy separation of presentation and logic; easy discoverability of where URLs go; fast iterative development; big built-in library etc.
(Hat-tip, BillSeitz for the links)
Kira is a language which compiles to PHP
Loads of nice stuff going on in Squeakland.
But PyPy Goes Squeak looks fascinating.
As does this conference.
Ian Bicking on what PHP deployment gets right.
This story about rejecting Rails in favour of PHP is very interesting to me now I’m on a PHP-tip.