Chapter 1. Why "Good PHP Developer" Isnt an Oxymoron

Back in 2010, MailChimp published a post on their blog, entitled Ewww, You Use PHP? In this blog post, they described the horror when they explained their choice of PHP to developers who consider the phrase good PHP programmer an oxymoron. In their rebuttal they argued that their PHP wasn't your grandfathers PHP and that they use a sophisticated framework. I tend to judge the quality of PHP on the basis of, not only how it functions, but how secure it is and how it is architected. This book focuses on ideas of how you should architect your code. The design of software allows for developers to ease the extension of the code beyond its original purpose, in a bug-free and elegant fashion.

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