PHP empowers a gigantic part of the internet. So it is, by definition, a very popular (i.e. prevalent) language. But it also very popular (i.e. well-liked) to dislike PHP as a — serious — language. This could be explained as one of the side effects of that same popularity. With great exposure, comes greater scrutiny. But that would be too easy. Because when discussing PHP as a serious computer programming… Read More »PHP: how did it become so popular?
Advent of Code is a yearly programming contest created by Eric Wastl and it is currently being held at adventofcode.com. That means that this site spawns two daily programming challenges — until Christmas — to see who can solve them the fastest. But it is not just about being fast, Advent of Code is also a great way to improve your programming skills with daily puzzles or learn a new… Read More »Advent of Code