You know what they say about opinions, right?
They’re like… ahem… everyone’s got one and they all stink.
Well, they get especially stinky when it comes to PHP and it’s “looming demise”.
Take this email Jesse sent me:
“I officially closed my first 6 figure website contract! The original proposal was for 1 business (franchise) after the first meeting I could tell they were really stoked with what I was able to do for them. So they brought it to the board. The board was so stoked on it that they expanded the scope to include 300+ locations. Thought I would share just in case people still think “php is dead” ;)”
That’s the thing about all this.
Medium-heads love to talk.
And, stick their stinking opinion in your face.
But, those of us out here actually doing this… we know… despite all the “epic” YouTube rants about PHP, there’s still tons of opportunity. And, not just small projects, but massive ones like Jesse’s.
It just comes down to if you wanna be a doer…
Or a talker.
For doers, here’s my complete PHP curriculum so you can learn this stuff and get to the doing:
- Beginner’s Guide to PHP
- Build Professional PHP Applications With OOP
- Create Secure, Session-Based Login Script In PHP
- Create a PHP Blogging Application
- Submit an HTML Form to MySQL AND Email
I dare say you go through those courses and you’ll probably know more about PHP than most developers ever will.
And, who do you think these big clients will hire, then?
I’ll leave it at that.
Choice is yours.