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Bandwagon Hatred for PHP

@shanselman Not digging the bandwagon MS hatred for #PHP. #cantwealljustgetalong
— Alexander Trauzzi (@Omega_) March 5, 2015I tweeted the title of this blog post tonight and it got me to thinking about some of the encounters I have as a more or less polyglot developer who finds good and rewarding employment in PHP.

I just finished attending the excellent and stimulating Praire Dev Con 2015 this week.  I'll let the web site speak for itself, but in summary it's a regional conference that attracts speakers from far and wide.  For two days, men and women enjoy a brief glimpse of professional-speaking disneyland, returning home late in the evening and passing out from social and intellectual exhaustion.

One thing that many of my coworkers past and present have noted about this conference though is that it is very .NET centric.  Now to me this is of course no discouragement at all.  These are exciting (or possibly intimidating) times for many a Microsoft dev.  I've discovered o…