[thelist] Server hacked?

Daniel Burke dan.p.burke at gmail.com
Fri Jul 10 09:59:05 CDT 2009

It's not the language I was slamming, but a large portion of it's users.

It tries to cater to the lowest common denominator. The lowest common
denominator shouldn't be writing financial applications that are
accessible on the web.

I'm not saying get rid of PHP, just that if someone has PHP as the
only language on their resume, then you should think twice before
asking them to write a payment system. And I have seen a lot of code
written by these people. Examples feature regularly on thedailywtf.com

On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 10:37 PM, Sarah Adams<sarahwbs at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Most people when they've been using PHP for a while will
>> move onto a different language, one that doesn't have so many way to
>> shoot yourself in the foot or several functions that do the exact same
>> thing. (or as I have a language that allows you to blow off your whole
>> leg, and most of the town you're living in, see sig).
>> The point I'm trying to make is, PHP is the VB of web-servers.
>> Consider anything-PHP to be highly suspect, unless you wrote it
>> yourself, and you've been doing it for at least 3 years with a strong
>> eye on security. And even then I'd be suspicious.
> Might I ask, since you've done such a bang up job of slamming PHP, what
> programming language you prefer for the web?
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