A Replacement for PHP

I asked Quora for ideas for how a replacement PHP might look. On the whole people are not enthusiastic. Alexander Tchitchigin had an interesting answer, but which focused on the basic theme of “once we move away from PHP’s weaknesses, we might as well use any language. Which prompted me to write this comment elaborating […]

Giles Bowkett: Rails Went Off The Rails

It’s fascinating to read Giles Bowkett on Rails, its bloat, its falling out of fashion. Fascinating mainly because it so clearly highlights that no-one is immune from this life-cycle that goes : new, simpler and easier than anything else hot-new thing that everyone loves adding more fluff to deal with more edge-cases build-up of technical debt re-writes […]