News Wire: Is PHP Doomed?

  • PHP Interview questions from YAHOO

    A few questions from the exam (or at least one of them) that Yahoo! administers to applicants for PHP development jobs. A few were a little bit “memorize the function names” for me, but others, like “How do you debug a PHP application?” are great!

    (tags: php yahoo!)

  • Silicon Valley Could Use A Downturn Right About Now

    TechCrunch, the blog that spreads the good news about the latest Silicon Valley start-up, says that, these days, the Valley sucks. Sounds like Bubble 2.0 is in full swing…

    (tags: business)

  • Money for Nothing

    Joe Hewitt, the creator of Firebug, responds to the TechCrunch rant. In his opinion, the repeating bubble-to-burst cycle we are seeing has little to do with technology, and a lot to do with the way the US government raises money by provoking inflation.

    (tags: business politics)

  • Formal Weirdness

    CSS guru Eric Meyer explores the unsolved (and unsolvable) issues with the styling of HTML forms. In short, if you try to make the current standards apply to forms in a consistent way, you lose the ability to even set the background color of a text field.

    (tags: css standards)

  • JavaScript “Associative Arrays” Considered Harmful

    Andrew Dupont busts the myth that JavaScript associative arrays should be created with the JavaScript Array object. In fact, associative arrays are just objects in JavaScript, with the keys being stored as properties.

    (tags: javascript)

  • JavaScript: The Lingua Franca of the Web

    “JavaScript is the world’s most ubiquitous computing runtime,” says Jeff Atwood, who has recently joined the rest of us who see just how subtle and powerful a language JavaScript can be.

    (tags: javascript)

  • Is PHP Doomed?

    Jeremy Privett considers that the biggest thing holding PHP back from taking its rightful place in enterprise development is the attitudes of the people working on it, and the unprofessional manner in which they behave.

    (tags: php)

  • Is Ruby the dog and PHP the dogfood?

    Self-described “PHP terrorist” Terry Chay responds to Privett’s concerns about the PHP development community, and suggests that the communities surrounding other up-and-coming languages (like Ruby) are even worse.

    (tags: php rubyonrails)

  • ESWAT web project framework

    Here’s a neat idea I’m surprised no one thought of sooner. In a single free-to-download package, you get a Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fireworks templates for building grid-based web site layouts, and all the HTML and CSS code required to make them work.

    (tags: design css)

  • Activating the Right Layout Mode Using the Doctype Declaration

    Although most developers will already be familiar with this stuff, this is truly the definitive reference for DOCTYPE switching behavior in current browsers. Some interesting historical tidbits and details on “almost standards mode” make it work the link.

    (tags: html css)

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