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09/01/2016 07:14:59 PM (3 years ago)
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MikeSchinkel
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  • Ticket #37699, comment 66

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    27 The problem I see is that too many people advocate that we only use techniques that are appropriate for #4-6 and some of #3 but that is way beyond what is needed for #1 & #3 and often #2, and that are often over the heads of the first three people.
     27The problem I see is that too many people advocate that we only use techniques that are appropriate for #4-6 and some of #3 but that is way beyond what is needed for #1 & #3 and often #2, and that are often over the heads of the first three roles. Going this approach makes the platform much harder to use for those roles and thus greatly limits its appeal. 
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     29In the mid 90s I watched as Microsoft gutted their own Visual Basic user base by releasing VB.NET. Previously Visual Basic had more than 50% marketshare of people who programmed but has since become a footnote in history because Microsoft forsook the market that made Visual Basic popular.  _(And I think Drupal is currently doing the same to itself.)_
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    2931Yes, those techniques may be appropriate for WordPress core developers and commercial plugin developers, but the requirement to use them should be limited to that set of developers, not forced on everyone, even the least-skilled custom theme developer who only know copy-and-paste PHP.