After spending quite a lot of time in C# and TypeScript, it’s kind of nice to go back to Ruby and do a little dynamic programming. Ruby encourages a bit of magic, which can make things pretty convenient but hard to manage in a large team. PHP makes you keep things out in the open a little more, which is nice when you have to figure out how something is done. But it has some kind of unusual syntax choices. It can be kind of a lot to wrap your head around all at once, I’m having a hard time getting into it gradually.
I’ll have to reverse engineer some Symfony 3 apps, since the only books available that go through a whole project are in Symfony 2. The Symfony documentation has good information about the individual components, but it doesn’t seem to help getting a real application put together. That might just be part of my inexperience with PHP, though. Composer was still a very new thing when I switched from PHP to Ruby.
I wonder if they’ll ever release Casshern on blu-ray for the US, or if I’ll have to buy this European one.