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Comment: Re:Perl still works, and PHP is fine (Score 1) 536

We do have two experts on staff long term that maintain the core, but yeah new people come in and get started with us all the time and it works out great. They add to our platform as need and eventually move on, and PHP is a decent platform for this model to work. Why do you think this is somehow wrong? Are you too old and get cant a job now and need to cry about it somewhere? This discussion is about what works as an alternative to perl. PHP is working great for our situation.

Comment: Re:Perl still works, and PHP is fine (Score 1) 536

you seemed to skip over the

" and come in at affordable rates, "

part of the post.

Our current platform has grown just fine over the last nine years and the perl platform we were on prior to this one began to have issues with finding new blood willing to come in and support it. The old blood wanting more money were typically snatched up by large corporations who would afford them.

Comment: Re:Perl still works, and PHP is fine (Score 2, Informative) 536

If you are concerned about getting in employees who know the language from school or have experience at several prior jobs, and come in at affordable rates, or have a concern about available contractors, PHP is going to give you a larger available talent pool that you can swap people in and out faster then continuing with perl or going down just about any other path where the knowledge pool will be fairly limited. There are a lot of platforms in PHP that can aid with this, providing frameworks that everyone can follow regardless of how stable or unstable your development team may be.

Comment: the smart ones simply leave (Score 2) 686

by xmousex (#47218907) Attached to: Aliens and the Fermi Paradox

Sufficiently advanced races who develop the technology to travel to other planets find that same technology eventually allows them to exit the universe entirely. This leads to custom universes that are far more suitable for stable permanent civilizations outside of the chaos of the original birth universe. Colonizing other planets just seems like a chaotic inefficient messy task with little reward.

Those who do not understand Unix are condemned to reinvent it, poorly. - Henry Spencer, University of Toronto Unix hack