It’s not legacy code — it’s PHP

In 2004 Vimeo wrote their first backend code in PHP. 16 years later and they (mainly) still run PHP.

Many developers wrote a bit of PHP a decade ago and have since moved on to better-respected languages. They’re often eager to tell others how relieved they are to not be writing PHP anymore, and how it can’t be redeemed.

I’m here to tell you that it can, and Vimeo’s continued success with PHP is proof that it’s a great tool for fast-moving companies in 2020.

One can’t deny the PHP 7 release was a big leap forward. The new PHP 8 release also added quite a few nice additions to the language. Really looking forward at what’s more to come for PHP …

It’s not legacy code — it’s PHP →



Published by Bramus!

Bramus is a frontend web developer from Belgium, working as a Chrome Developer Relations Engineer at Google. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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