I’ve been writing code for the web since the late ‘90s. Looking back, I’ve come up with a few tidbits of experience I’d like to share with those considering the profession.

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1. Be Prepared to Never Stop Learning

There are two parts to this. First, technology changes constantly. Over the course of about a year, libraries can go from Release Candidate to Version 4 (I’m looking at you, Angular!). Aside from that, standards change, too. You need to be willing and able to self-educate and power through documentation and tutorials to stay sharp.

A few years ago, I fell into the trap of being comfortable. I had…


I am a firm believer that there is always a right fit for any language/platform. I just happen to think that other emergent technologies and trends are making PHP the second or third good option for those choices today.

The early 2000's

The Dark Ages.

Back when I first started really developing (for the web) professionally, there were very few choices; Static HTML, Perl, ASP (pre .Net), PHP, or Cold Fusion (no offense to any I missed). Developers flocked to PHP for its simplicity, easy installation, and low barrier to entry.

You could literally sit down and write an interactive form, web counter…

Phil Palmieri

Developer / Speaker living in Sunny Sanford, FL. Obsessed with everything APIs, Node.js, Angular, Mobile Apps, Docker Magic, and a closeted PHP developer.

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