I have traveled back from the future to give my past self a well deserved beating for leaving bad code behind.
Many things change over the years but a lot has stayed the same. PHP as a language and as a community has matured, the web as a business area has gone from being a niche where experimental flaky attempts were tolerated to a mainstream part of business, government and life but we still get some of the same things wrong and have to try harder than we once did.
Naturally, you’ll want to ask somebody from 2050 when we will finally get our flying cars and why everybody in science fiction versions of the future has to wear a jumpsuit.
Luke Welling is from Melbourne, Australia, but currently lives near Baltimore, USA writing PHP web apps for Message Systems. He’s seen lots of good PHP and bad PHP, and tries to write more good than bad. Over the last decade, he has applied PHP in many places where it was intended, and in many places where it was never meant to go. With his wife Laura, he wrote the bestselling book PHP and MySQL Web Development and often speaks about PHP at conferences and user groups. His hobbies include riding his horses and sticking Splayds in toasters, although he has not yet attempted to do both at once.
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