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    Why is phppatterns dead?

    That site was probably my first introduction to patterns that made me go out and buy Design Patterns and PoEAA, yet the site seems to have gotten somewhat stale, especially with the latest post being "PHP5 is out!". I also noticed Harry's abscence from his sitepoint blog as well... did something bad happen to him? I hope all is well, and would like to see the site updated again.

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    It's not dead, it just smells a little funny

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    At one point he took a break. I think he was just overwhelmed with work. Hopefully he's feels up to everything again soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stymiee
    At one point he took a break. I think he was just overwhelmed with work. Hopefully he's feels up to everything again soon.
    Don't we all!! I got quite exhausted and non-productive there a bit myself... a nice vacation and a slight raise got me back into action thankfully.

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    He seems pretty active over here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jump
    He seems pretty active over here.
    Oh well, it's good to see him alive and well. Must say I do miss his blog posts. then again it's probably best to have a change of blog author as the current blog posts probably connect more with average PHPer instead of being more biased towards Application design, and cutting edge libs that only a small minority of people are willing to venture into.

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    I find the blog posts after harry has left to be crap. Sorry, but they just that far to often, I think they are uninteresting. Some times it rubs off as a blog for php begginers, I don't know, it's just not interesting anymore.
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    Pffft, at least your blog gets update! The .NET one hasn't had a post since April!

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    I'm finding the first wave of PHP evangelist bloggers have gone back to work. I talked to a few of them directly and they're all busy with jobs.

    As for patterns, it never really caught on in the circles I frequent. Sort of like PEAR. I check it out once in awhile but for the most part the code is weakly supported and just to generic to be very useful in production environments. Like most programmers when I get a module someone else wrote the first thing I do is look at how I can change it for my client's needs, it's in our DNA. Then unless you've got the application branched in source control then you own it and the 1 degree of seperation begins.

    I do like that developers are shooting high with these projects. I'd be more concerned about PHP's future if they weren't trying these things. I hope some will be widely adopted someday but because of PHP's flexibility any kind of universal code structure is a distant dream.
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