February 24, 2021
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Today, I was listening to Jeffrey's podcast. He was talking about React, who wants to sit at cool kids table. There is a lot of fuss about React. Newbie like me would think, oh yes it is used by so and so, then it must be the right thing.
But, 6 months ago I got a chance to work in a company, who Largely relies on a PHP framework Laravel. I only heard the name of Laravel before that and didn't know a single thing about the framework. But in the interview I said that even though I'm a front-end dev I wouldn't mind working on backend stuff. And man, Laravel is the most beautiful thing I come across in my small development work history.
Not did I just learn PHP but I also am comfortable with Laravel.
Just don't make your decision blindly like me. There are just different ways of doing things. You just have to use them and see which one you like.
PHP powers wordpress websites, and there are all PHP frameworks out there. PHP is not dead and it is not going anywhere.