Why Traditional PHP, MySQL, and JS are Becoming Obsolete
As time goes on, these tools and others will only continue to advance the sunset of these antiquated paradigms we have been using for over a decade. However, there are still thousands of complacent web developers who fail to understand the advantages of these new protocols, which has slowed advancement to date. As time goes on, the reasons below will gradually make PHP, MySQL, and basic JS even more obsolete.
Problems with PHP
While PHP has been widely used for years for server-side applications, its limitations have always made it difficult to work with. Since it cannot work client-side, web developers are forced to learn several programming languages and utilize intermediary applications in order to make use of it. After the release of Ruby on Rails, the usage of PHP for high-end applications has become increasingly less common.
While PHP is relatively simple to use, its limited function library makes applications harder to develop than with Ruby. Additionally, web developers are increasingly looking to develop their server-side applications
Problems with MySQL
While storing information with mySqL is relatively simple, it has scalability issues for massive web applications. However, its ease of use and widespread adoption still make it more common than primitive file storage means such as storing information in flat files.
This has mostly been driven by the widespread proliferation of popular CMS systems such as WordPress and Joomla!, which are highly dependent on the technology. As more advanced CMS systems and “website builders” become more common among general small business users, the demand for applications dependent on MySQL with wane over time as developers move away from dependence on the traditional LAMP stack.