This articles will not be long I promised, cause I’m jumping to facts right away. I’m going to answer the question is PHP dead, and hopefully, put some light into this subject; so that people know the truth.
is PHP Dead?
Hell no, and not because I say it but because sites like W3Techs.com have FACTS. The reason why people think this, is because some other technologies have come and there is always a BUZZ about new things.
Click here W3Techs.com to check the FACTS on PHP real quick
Here are some FACTS!
- PHP 7 is SUPER FAST, like 10 times faster than before
- New Features for advanced users
- 78.9% or more of the internet is using it, so you can find JOBS easily
- It’s easy to develop anything in PHP
- It stacks up with other technology very easily
- It’s easy to find PHP developers
- PHP has dropped a little but what technology doesn’t after 30 years
- Even if PHP declines, at this rate it will take over 25 years to be at 50% instead of the 78.9% that it is now, and that will NOT happen because of all the support it has.
- You will need to know PHP in any web developer job you get
- You can build APPS really fast and easily with all the frameworks it has
Who Uses PHP? Almost 80% of the web and TOP companies like:
Cloudflare, Rackspace, Tesla, Angie’s Lists, Lyft, BigCommerce, BitTorrent, Udemy, Google, Facebook, Flickr, Digg, Wikimedia, Yahoo, Zynga USES PHP. Do I need to say more?
News for everybody
PHP is NOT going anywhere, anytime soon; especially with all the community working on making PHP better and faster on every new version.
Too Much Hype
There is a lot of hype on other technologies that are SUPER complicated and the learning curve is CRAZY long.
Imagine if you jump into everything that comes out and promises to be the best, and then once the hype is gone, the technology is gone as well.
What will happen to all the time you invested in it? Wasted fellas, wasted time and money.
Keep creating with tools that make it simple to make apps and keep honing your skills every day. Don’t always follow all the comments you hear, why? Because if you jump into everything you hear, you will never master anything and stay in a CRAZY loop of not achieving anything in life
28 comments On Is PHP Dead?
sir i just started to learn php and i am very excited that soon i can also build my own website . and thank you for your awesome content on udemy . your teaching style is just awesome .
Hello, Edwin Sir !
I agree with you.
I just completed your HTML and CSS code on udemy and enjoyed a lot !! I got to learn many things!!! Thanks and I really hope to join your PHP program soon!!! Keep going. Good luck
Hi Mr. Edwin Diaz. I just bought your php online course but it doesn’t download anything. Can you help me to do download it please?
It depends where you buy the course, is not downloadable in Udemy but it is in Coding Faculty.
Hi Edwin thank you a lot I’m. Really enjoying your courses especially laraval and e-commerce and all others and I hope that you make a course about reactjs
Edwin. I would like to take some of your courses but I am not sure if their contents is going to be truly accessible for a screen reading programs. As a blind computer user I was unable to go over your captcha challenge and had to get a sighted person to assist me with this. Do you provide any verbal explanation of things going on the screen during your tutorials? Let me know, please.
‘Alright, welcome back my dear student’, as You always say. Thanks Edwin Diaz. Your course was the best I took in Laravel, as a beginner. I wish you many more successful years ahead.
Thank you, God bless you Edwin. You thought me a lot
Language is a tool. Python has a great hype but there are domain where you Python false compare to Java or PHP.
They just started a server-side web development course at the community college I attend, and it is ALL PHP. I am taking that course along with your Udemy course, and your Udemy course is my secret weapon!
They just started a server-side web development course at the community college I attend, and it is ALL PHP. I am taking that course along with your Udemy course, and the Udemy course is my secret weapon!
Hi am also called Edwin and you have really ignited my love to code again thank you
am taking your course currently.
I’m currently taking one of your courses on Udemy. I really enjoy your lectures and laid back approach to teaching. Keep up the good work!
Great having you, I really appreciate letting me know you like the class!
Nice article Edwin. Im just curious why wordpress is migrating to nodejs for their wordpress.com?
Node.js is a great technology, and I like it. I don’t know if WordPress is right by changing to Node.js since they have so much PHP code already, but only time will tell.
Thank you for your advice. I try to follow.
A good article @Edwin, I wonder what technologies did you have on your mind mentioning ‘super crazy technologies with hard learning curve’.
Hi Dan, I did not say super crazy technologies but I did say CRAZY long learning curve. I was referring to tools like Angular, programming languages like C, Java, Haskell, Scala Objective C, etc. For beginners these languages have a long learning curve; of course, I mean to become proficient on them.
Really cool on the road with php
Agree it is not going any where fast , but it is impossible to know what the future holds. I would say it is likely it has gone in 25 years though but so will most current languages and in fact probably there wont be a need for most programmers as AI will write what it needs itself!
Somebody has to program the machines since AI’s cannot think like we do they are limited on creativity that is required in programming. So even if they can program, they will lack the human emotions that create beautiful awesome things.
My two favorite teachers just above this comment ^,^
Thanks for the reassuring post. I believe it is, somehow, a self sustaining myth.
Agreed. The fact that it HASN’T dropped more significantly with everything that’s come out should tell you how hard and slow it would be to get rid of PHP.