Tim Bray - On PHP:
"I should really buckle down and try writing a PHP app because, at the moment, I have an attitude problem. [...] All the PHP code I’ve seen in that experience has been messy, unmaintainable crap. Spaghetti SQL wrapped in spaghetti PHP wrapped in spaghetti HTML, replicated in slightly-varying form in dozens of places. [...] I’m sure that it’s possible to write clean, comprehensible, maintainable, PHP; only apparently it’s real easy not to."