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PHP: The Big Picture

by Jonathan Klein

This course explores why PHP is worth considering, tradeoffs to consider, and reasons PHP may or may not be the right fit for your next project.

What you'll learn

PHP powered early versions of Facebook, Slack, Wikipedia, Wordpress, and more. At one point it ran over 50% of the internet! Has it kept up with the times, and is it right for you? In this course, PHP: The Big Picture, you will explore what makes PHP so important. First, you will learn why PHP became so popular. Next, you will learn the tradeoffs inherent in PHP’s design. After watching this course, you'll have a clear understanding of PHP’s core use cases, advantages, and drawbacks so you can make an educated decision on whether PHP is right for you.

About the author

Jonathan is the CTO at KOHO, where he helps democratize access to financial products for all Canadians. Previously he led the Storefront Engineering team at Wayfair, ran engineering at Attend, and before that he was a senior software engineer at Etsy, where he focused on solving web performance and scalability challenges. He started the Boston Web Performance Meetup Group, and he contributes to a few open-source projects, including the HTTPArchive, WebPagetest, CSSLint, and Hound (which he co-cr... more

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