Carreer advice

Published 3 weeks ago by jamiegen2323

Hi,

I'm a student front the Netherlands and I'm almost graduated. I've experience with PHP (laravel) and ASP.net.

I love coding with both. But lately I'm thinking a lot about what would be better for my carreer.

I know I should do what I like but I like both :).

I"ve this feeling that if I 'choose' for .net I"m a lot safer and will get a better job. Sometimes when I tell people I do PHP they laugh at me and say: "It's a good language tot start with".

I know there is no good or wrong answer tot this question but I"m just curious about your opinions.

Thanks a lot

Best Answer (As Selected By jamiegen2323)
gregrobson

Many criticise PHP, although it has shaken some of the stigma by becoming a lot faster since PHP7. (WordPress and Laravel adoption have helped as well.)

Certainly in the UK you can get a decent salary as a PHP dev and the jobs are probably more common than .NET.

I agree with @mdecooman about the language being irrelevant. After you get comfortable with what you choose, pick a 2nd (perhaps JavaScript as it has a different approach with all the async parts) and start to learn about design philosophies (DRY, SOLID, Domain Driven Design etc) ... those skills are transferable to any language.

mdecooman

Choose a company you like and would enjoy working for. Then you will use whatever they use (PHP or .Net or Python or something fancier). If you don't know what company, just try to imagine what kind of product you would like to build, etc.

The debate about PHP or .Net is irrelevant IMHO.

mdecooman

And for your future potential employer, let them know you like both... it may help you to get a job faster.

gregrobson

Many criticise PHP, although it has shaken some of the stigma by becoming a lot faster since PHP7. (WordPress and Laravel adoption have helped as well.)

Certainly in the UK you can get a decent salary as a PHP dev and the jobs are probably more common than .NET.

I agree with @mdecooman about the language being irrelevant. After you get comfortable with what you choose, pick a 2nd (perhaps JavaScript as it has a different approach with all the async parts) and start to learn about design philosophies (DRY, SOLID, Domain Driven Design etc) ... those skills are transferable to any language.

Jenry
Jenry
3 weeks ago (4,350 XP)

My brother, PHP is great, anyone who says otherwise is just a bitter person. When you're in one language, you tend to think it's the best. Truth is, there is no best language, the best language is totally relevant to what your end product is. You'll do some things better in PHP, some in Javascript. For as great as people say Javascript is, jQuery had to come along to simplify things. So, make the best use of what you know.

PHP rocks. Laravel, Symfony & Wordpress are great examples. Laravel is really neat, I love it to the core!!

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