Paul Ford on Facebook buying Instagram:
Facebook and Instagram: When Your Favorite App Sells Out – nymag.com
I need to learn to write this well!
I’m not convinced that is good writing. Slagging off Facebook because of PHP is as intellectually dubious as questioning the suitability of the English language because the National Front publish pamphlets written in it – it’s all about the application.
Facebook have some switched on, heavy weight PHP serverside developers. The UX issues (which aren’t really a serverside fault) I would completely agree with and is something that I constantly slag FB off for – but not because of their use of PHP.
I meant the quality of the prose more than the argument itself. I don’t know enough about PHP to have a worthwhile opinion. I mess with it a little in the process of making WP themes — seems okay to me.
Anyway, I think Ford is ragging on PHP to make a larger point about Facebook and Instagram.