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Discussion on: Why Not PHP?

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Tyler Smith

I like PHP. I think it's a little hard to write elegant PHP without some hackiness, but at the end of the day it's all software and none of it is perfect.

I think PHP's biggest strength is WordPress. It's the killer app for PHP. In my experience, WordPress is also one of the biggest reasons people dislike PHP. WordPress has 15 years of tech decisions, and not all of them are perfect. That said, it's a platform that powers 35% of sites on the Internet!