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03:56 - Why much of modern web development is just recreating PHP
- Everyone loves to hate on PHP, but modern Web dev takes a lot from PHP
05:44 - Mixing templating and logic
- We do this with JSX
07:39 - Each request has its own scope
08:57 - Massive standard lib
- Format a date? No sweat!
- Image resizing? Sure!
- Audio bindings? Sure!
10:16 - URL-based routing
- Next.js pages
- Serverless functions
11:13 - Server-rendered
11:38 - $_GET, $_POST, are just available
- Next.js hooks
12:29 - Variable interpolation
12:59 - All-in-one frameworks
13:32 - Direct DB access
- SQL statements
14:37 - Why do people hate PHP?
- Inconsistent API
- Their first code was PHP and they sucked
- PHP has come a long way
- It used to not be safe
- Blocking by default - no async/await
17:48 - Why is JS still better?
- Shared code between frontend and backend
- Single language
- Huge ecosystem (could be a con)
- Syntax 267: Hasty Treat - Turbolinks + Server Generated HTML + JS Sprinkles