I write PHP

For some time, I’ve complained about object oriented programming (OOP). These days I program in PHP almost exclusively, and in that context, OOP is only mildly advantageous. However I just watched a video from a guy trying to make the case that OOP is garbage (Brian Will), and he did so in an entirely different context. Mr.¬†Will codes in a variety of languages, but in the context in which he programs, classes are often closely tied to variable types.

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Website Portability

Currently, there are a variety of services which offer the ability to construct websites based on templates. Services such as Wix and Squarespace. But what happens when you move to a different hosting provider? In the case of Wix, you’re out of luck. Wix sites are hosted on Wix, and if you move, Wix can no longer control the look of your site. I can’t figure out from Squarespace’s website whether you can move a site to a different provider or not.

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Windows vs MacOS 2019

Decades ago, when my wife and I started a design business, we opted for Microsoft Windows. There were a couple of reasons. First, I was working as a programmer for a Microsoft shop, so I knew a fair amount about Windows. I could readily support Windows computers. Second, Macintosh was a “niche” computer (and still is). That is, its market share was in the single digits, versus Microsoft’s overwhelming dominance of the desktop.

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How Good Is My Advice?

I’ve visited many websites belonging to coders who have been coding for decades, who have individual and corporate clients across the world, and who think their opinions are beyond reproach. I’m not like that. I’ve done programming in a corporate setting. For the last twenty or so years, I’ve written applications for my company (I own it) and my family. I programmed in PHP for years without being sure I was doing it right.

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The Death Of Physical Media

I was watching a Youtube video the other day, where someone was doing various creative (and mostly destructive) things to CDs. The kid (under 30) who was doing these stunts made jokes about the fact that no one uses CDs (and presumably DVDs et al) any more. Film From the viewpoint of this “kid”, I’m sure this is true. But it’s worth examining this in a little more depth. My wife and I have cable, a Blu-Ray player, and shelves of DVDs, Blu-Rays and CDs.

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