More Symfony, thoughts on PHP

Just finished my 4th day of the Symfony tutorial. It does pack quite a bit into a one-hour (supposedly) lesson, and if you cut'n'paste the code from the web page, things move pretty quick. But it looks like a pretty well-designed project layout, with lots of small folders so that things are put in the right place, and lots of convention-over-configuration. I'll keep at this, get through the tutorial, and maybe I'll write that music management app I've been thinking about once I get a handle on this.

I actually touched some php today. As a long-time Perl bigot, I wasn't sure I'd like it, but if you think of it as crippled, purpose-built web perl, it seems okay. Perl 6 is still not here, so I'll live with what I have access to on the server (as I said yesterday).

Now for some Magento, then I have to prepare for a real-life interruption - a ski trip, just when I was generating some momentum with this coding stuff. I'll bring the MacBookPro, and we'll see how much bandwidth (and time) I get on the mountains (Fairmont, BC).

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