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[nycphp-talk] unbelievable

edward potter edwardpotter at gmail.com
Tue Jan 30 23:36:52 EST 2007


I think the Google juggernaut seems to be a compelling factor.

They're investing very heavy in the whole python craze - I figure they
know what's hot or not, they have a zillion PhD's in CompSci roaming
the halls there, and it's kinda of a fun language to play with too.

I pretty much have php under control at this point, ready to dive into
something new and exercise the brain a bit.  ouch!

:-) ed

On 1/30/07, CED <Consult at covenantedesign.com> wrote:
> Interesting that you'd go with Python. I've focused on Java, only by cause
> of bias. (My Own that is. =D) Any other reasons you think Python should be
> taking up my loverly reading time?
>
> Edward JS Prevost II
> Me at EdwardPrevost.info
> www.EdwardPrevost.info
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "edward potter" <edwardpotter at gmail.com>
> To: "NYPHP Talk" <talk at lists.nyphp.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 9:45 PM
> Subject: Re: [nycphp-talk] unbelievable
>
>
> > To all my php buds.  I hate to say this, but I have seen some recent
> > CL posts for USA based, Graduate students with (as they quote) a
> > number of years of php experience, that are billing at $10 an hour.
> >
> > What was the straw that broke the camels back?  The DIGG guys saying
> > they built their ZILLION dollar site with an overseas php programmer,
> > for $10/HR.  That was the final nail in the coffin.
> >
> > So what am I doing?  I am diving FULL blast into Python, and the
> > Django frame work. Major Python shops?  Google, yahoo, and youtube.
> > Yes, I'll still use php, in fact it's Wordpress, MediaWiki, and just
> > about any ecommerce application out there, In fact, every project I'm
> > working on now is php based - BUT I'M AM SORRY to say, with at least
> > 6+ years with php under my belt, I think it's time to move on.   Yes,
> > I know cake is cool, and 5.0 rocks, but the writing is on the wall for
> > a freelancer.  If you have a 9-5, as a php developer,  sit tight, SAVE
> > your bucks, sink it into Google options, BUT don' t think of living
> > your day job (unless you are very brave!!  The market is brutal right
> > now.
> >
> > I lived in India for .65 cents a day, there is no way to compete with
> > those costs in the USA.
> >
> > http://www.djangoproject.com/
> >
> > And some comments here:
> > "Last week, I wrote about my discontent with PHP and why I chose to
> > give Python a shot at becoming my new tool of choice."
> > http://blog.rightbrainnetworks.com/category/development/php/
> >
> > - ed  YIPES!  :-)
> >
> > On 1/30/07, michael <lists at genoverly.net> wrote:
> > >
> > >         http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/sad/270790501.html
> > >
> > >         Candidates must have strong knowledge of Perl, PHP, HTML, XML,
> > >         JavaScript, CGI, Apache, MySQL, using standard, team-based web
> > >         development practices.
> > >
> > >         Salary: $7.00 to $10.00 per hour
> > >
> > >
> > > They forgot to mention that you do not get all the fries you can
> > > eat, have to wear a paper hat, or repeat "Do you want to super-size
> > > that" all day.
> > >
> > > --
> > >
> > > michael
> > >
> > >
> > > (this address does not accept public email)
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