If you’re doing anything even remotely related to web development — or if you’re just running your own website or blog — you’re probably familiar with the File Transfer ProtocolRegardless of whether this familiarity is voluntary or forced upon you by customers, legacy computer systems or incompetent hosting providers, I sincerely hope that you are aware of the costs of using FTP in this day and age. FTP is by far the most backwards and insecure protocol for transferring files, yet still it enjoys wide popularity due to it’s simplicity and availability. Speaking bluntly, FTP sucks and I wish for it to go away for the sake of everybody, and here’s why. Continue Reading…

If there is one thing that is clearly getting out of hands these days it’s copyright law and the numerous cases involving alleged copyright infringements. Twitch recently made headlines when they announced on their official blog that they “will be implementing technology intended to help broadcasters avoid the storage of videos containing unauthorized third-party audio”, effectively muting Video on Demand (VoD) content that plays unlicensed audio. If only it were that simple… Continue Reading…

I am not planning to continue writing exclusively about programming languages, but since I seemed to get away fairly well with my last rant about why PHP sucks, let’s continue down the same road and bash just a little on JavaScript. Repeatedly. With a sledgehammer. Smile While JavaScript’s quirks aren’t nearly as bad as PHP’s, they are still annoyances and will make your life miserable. It’s another example of a language that’s here to stay, simply because it is the only one that has been widely accepted and adopted for client-side browser scripting. At least with PHP you have a choice, with JS you don’t. You’re stuck with it. And guess what, it sucks. Continue Reading…

There are so many awful things involved in this abomination of a high-level programming language, it outright exceeds full-blown ridicularity. PHP sucks on so many levels that it isn’t even funny anymore mocking it. To be honest, it just makes me sad. Frown Its popularity is completely undeserved and I repeatedly find myself facepalming, thinking about how it is possible that this piece of junk gained even the slightest hint of acceptance. Believe it or not, I basically created this website just so that I could rant about PHP at an appropriate place. Continue Reading…

What could possibly be the best way to start this blog other than describing why it sucks? On the about page I briefly pointed out why I created this website. Well, here it is (at least in some early version). What’s missing is the actual content — or rather — a number of things that are so incredibly bad that you should try to avoid them. I’m hoping to fill this site with some more information in the near future and create a blog serving as an educational collection of, let’s say, pretty awful stuff. Continue Reading…