Stefan Mischook contemplates whether Ruby will kill PHP

p. Over at “”:, Stefan Mischook is contemplating whether Ruby (on Rails or otherwise) will kill PHP. His article, “Will Ruby kill PHP?”: outlines why he believes Ruby will not kill PHP.

bq. Will Ruby kill PHP? The short answer is: no.

p. If you want the long answer, you’ll need to head over to his blog and check it out.

p. Oh hey, and while you are there check out his “tutorials”: They are probably under the feet of most the people reading this post. However, they are great for recommending to friends who want to know more about PHP. They are specifically designed for web designers. My wife (the lovely and talented “Kathy”: is working through them and was real proud today when she showed me her “Hello World”:! As the target audience for these tutorials, she highly endorses them.

About Cal Evans

Many moons ago, at the tender age of 14, Cal touched his first computer. (We're using the term "computer" loosely here, it was a TRS-80 Model 1) Since then his life has never been the same. He graduated from TRS-80s to Commodores and eventually to IBM PCs.   For the past 10 years, Cal has worked with PHP and MySQL on Linux OSX, and when necessary, Windows. He has built on a variety of projects ranging in size from simple web pages to multi-million dollar web applications. When not banging his head on his monitor, attempting a blood sacrifice to get a particular piece of code working, he enjoys building and managing development teams using his widely imitated but never patented management style of "management by wandering around". Cal is happily married to wife 1.33, the lovely and talented Kathy. Together they have 2 kids who were both bright enough not to pursue a career in IT. Cal blogs at and is the founder and host of Nomad PHP