Every week, I share the most interesting and useful tech articles that I’ve found over the past week. This week’s top articles focus on common development mistakes, the best iPad apps for business, why PHP is bad for development, and more. I hope you find them useful:
PHP: A fractal of bad design
This is the most comprehensive and well-written explanation of why PHP is not a good choice for enterprise application development. I thought that one of the most interesting quotes came from a PHP supporter in the comments section: “PHP is good for what it is. It was never intended to be what it is now (a major web development language)…” That’s a little unsettling for any company that has built (or is building) their apps with PHP.
14 best business apps for your iPad
If you’re thinking about using tablets as business tools, the big question is: How can they best benefit your business? You could always download some of the productivity-enhancing apps that are listed in the article above. Or, if you want to go one step further, you could always turn your current applications into tablet applications for easy access on the road (Here’s a great way to do that).
10 classic mistakes that plague development projects
Want to speed up your development projects? Are you wondering why application development always takes longer than expected? Maybe you’re committing some of the common mistakes outlined in this article.
Seven programming myths — busted!
If you think that outsourcing will save time and money, or that more developers will always speed up a project, you might want to read this article. It does a good job of debunking some commonly held programming myths and explaining why they’re wrong.