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one of them said to me during a lab, "I mean, really, PHP? Who wants to work with THAT?"

You speak as if disdain for PHP was a bad thing. I know a lot of very experienced and competent programmers who feel the same way, and it is not a slight on their competence that they do.




I apologize if it came across that way! I was impressed by their desire to work with cool tech and on interesting problems instead of being dominated by economic fear and just going wherever they were most likely to get a big payout (whether or not joining Facebook now will get you a big payout is another question <grin>).

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He is also clueless if he thinks working at Facebook is beneath him because some PHP may be peripherally involved.

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I used PHP for years, worst mistake of my life.

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