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Python v Ruby v PHP and Where to Learn It?

  • # January 17, 2014 at 11:38 am

    I think @TheDoc uses Kirby. But I was turned off because it costs money. It’s only like $35 but still.

    # January 17, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    I think @TheDoc uses Kirby. But I was turned off because it costs money. It’s only like $35 but still.

    Small chunk of change at the end of the day.

    That infographic made Python sound amazing. I’m a front-end guy, through and through, so I stick to my HTML/CSS/JS. My job requires me to do very little PHP/Ruby.

    # January 17, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Is there any real downside to not having a database for a smaller site?

    I’m not really following. Either you need a database or you don’t. It’s not dependent on size of the site. Now with what type of database you go with, now that’s open for debate.

    # January 17, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    I’m not really following. Either you need a database or you don’t. It’s not dependent on size of the site. Now with what type of database you go with, now that’s open for debate.

    Sorry, I should have phrased that differently. I should have specified “small site” to mean a website that really just needs CMS for text and photos.

    But I already know the answer. If WordPress feels like overkill… it probably is.

    # January 17, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    @TheDoc that it is. However, I think I’m gonna try Django CMS first.

    # January 17, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Great discussion, everyone!

    Like @TheDoc, I’m very much a front end guy. But I often find myself wanting to build simplistic code for my needs. GitHub doesn’t always (often, not always) offer a great solution. Usually I can use logic to figure out what’s going on and make some modifications, but they’re not nearly as extensive as I wish they were.

    # January 17, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    But I already know the answer. If WordPress feels like overkill… it probably is.

    WordPress seems like an overkill with most websites I come across that use it.

    # January 17, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    WordPress seems like an overkill with most websites I come across that use it.

    I’d agree but you are also negating the fact that WordPress from consumer perspective offers a lot of options. From theme selections, to plugins, to availability of developers to hire, just overall resources make it the “go to” platform. At the end of the day it solves problems for many people.

    From developers point of view. Fucking WordPress.

    # January 17, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    From developers point of view. Fucking WordPress.

    I couldn’t have said it better.

    # January 17, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Is there any real downside to not having a database for a smaller site?

    As @Joe_Temp said, you either need one or you don’t. There’s a small overlap (as you mentioned, very simple content management) where you might make either choice.

    The real advantage for Kirby isn’t that it uses flat files instead of a database, it’s that it is largely self-configuring and doesn’t require a web host that supports MySQL. It’s convenience. (Not a bad thing.)

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