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There's a joke in this house about Scorpios (of which I am not one), but it'd take like a paragraph and a half to give backstory. Instead I'll just say that walking into a women-developer's meetup was one of the most awesome experiences I've had in months. Granted, as mostly a front-end person, I was sitting in the category of lightweight compared to the Java and Python women I met, but still. No one dissed me for being web-focused. The one time someone made (very slight) fun of me and one other person using PHP, all I had to do was point out that we could be using dot-net instead, and suddenly PHP wasn't the worst choice.

Still, I know there are plenty of issues with PHP, but it's not something I'd say I program in, per se. I use it per its original intention (pre-processing) and rarely do any kind of major work with it. I think the only time I've even bothered with instantiating classes was in writing WP plugins, and let's not even get into how kludgey WP really is. Which means most of the issues with PHP just aren't a concern to me. I use it functionally (as opposed to OOP) to do what I want, to talk to the sql db, and I haven't had need or interest in doing more.

Jquery, on the other hand... hunh, once you start writing functions, it's like the damn rabbithole. It's worse than the shortcut-functions I write for PHP, which I do solely so I can save time on the front end. (Easier by far to write get_story_name($id) or even multi_select_box($table, $group) than writing it out over and over.) Now that I've finally figured out (this) and how to make a var of (this) name (not just value), I have turned into a function-writing fool. I feel like I need to practice my maniacal laugh.

Date: 1 Dec 2012 02:47 am (UTC)
brainwane: My smiling face in front of a brick wall, May 2015. (Default)
From: [personal profile] brainwane
Yay, glad you had a good time!

And MediaWiki is built in PHP and people can just shut the hell up, because it's not like Wikipedia doesn't scale. :-)

Date: 1 Dec 2012 10:44 pm (UTC)
owl: Charlie Eppes. Geek. (geeky)
From: [personal profile] owl
Javascript toolkits are AWESOME. When I think back to implementing my own drawer widgets......web dev is so much more fun these days (but IE still sucks :) )

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