So I’m going to be starting a new job soon and one of the many things I’m looking forward to is never having to write PHP again. I want to make a conscious effort to remove it from my life and that means Wordpress is going to go.
Now, I know that PHP isn’t quite as bad as some people make out, it’s certainly got its flaws and can be a bit of a pig sometimes, but if you don’t do anything stupid or obtuse then it does the job and does it without too many problems. My reason for moving is just that I want to put it totally behing me. There’s plenty of much more interesting, powerful and fun things I could be doing, and if I want to learn more about them then starting fresh feels like the best way to go about it.
So, what are these new shiny things I want to play with. The short answer is Scala. It’s one of the languages I’ll be using in my new job and it looks pretty cool. The longer answer is Scalatra, Jetty, MongoDB and a host of other web tech which I’ll be using to rewrite this blog from the ground up.
Keep watching I guess