PHP. The end of an era?
2/27/2018 10:50:53 PMc. mechain
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I work on 3 projects now. All of them use PHP 7.1. I also get approximately one PHP job offer per week. So, I don't see "the end of PHP era".
Yes. But wordpress lost years after years users. And, WordPress is horrible, code with feet, dangerous...ect... so, killing WordPress, it's save the World...internet.
They just released a stable version 27 days ago PHP https://secure.php.net
Something I do keep my attention on is Web Assembly, it offers many possibilities and there are already tools that begin to use that technology. That's why in the world of developers there is never certainty, always some technology can have a boom thanks to a framework or a new version that can attract developers. In the current scenario JS has a lot of prominence, but that can change a lot in a couple of years. And although the truth is that the market that covers PHP is too broad, from web applications to the construction of modules and themes for several CMS
I never rely on the licensing of platforms such as Facebook as a reference. Most of these platforms end up with their own solutions (and this is normal and natural) because most of the available tools do not adapt to them. The number of users is too large and is something that many sites do not experience. And the last time I knew anything about Facebook was not about Node.js, it was precisely with a modified version of PHP (Hack) and HipHop. Migrating the code base and infrastructure from one platform to another is very progressive, and in the last news seemed that it was more feasible to adapt the tools that they possessed to them. And as I mentioned, Node.js is having a good time in the current scenario, but that may change. Even within the community of followers of Node.js there are people who are not satisfied with some aspects of development. There are also emerging technologies that can consolidate and change the trend. I remember reading a similar statement with Rust and Ruby a while ago, and currently the market has less demand. PS: Coffeescript and Typescript are still valid. It is said that some elements have been taken and added to JS, but the difference is still remarkable. Typescript 2 is adding several interesting elements and is highly used in several Frameworks. But they have never been merged with the base of JS, otherwise we would have types in JS or a syntax close to what is Ruby.
I do not think that PHP disappears, there are too many websites that use that technology, and that does not include CMS. Migrating many of those tools / applications / webs is simply unfeasible. On the other hand, that is the current scenario, but the truth is that it can change very easily. I give example to Java, a language that within the web development had a boom again thanks to Spring (and now in my city there are several vacancies for programmers who can handle the framework, and are well paid compared to others I've seen)
Doesn't WordPress run on php? and isnt WordPress still the #1 cms by far? w3techs.com
@Igor have you looked at the recent release https://secure.php.net/downloads.php#v7.2.2 It actually may be way better than v7.1.4
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to answer @Lisa F. yes and yes and there are hundreds of thousands new websites being produced on wordpress base. Many of the new ecom sites are being built using PHP.