WordPress as an application platform

Jake Goldman has written a thoughtful post detailing his views on WordPress as an application platform.  Jake tells a few stories from his experiences running 10up, but his main point was to note that WordPress would perhaps be better suited framing itself as a “publishing platform” versus an “application platform”. Though that’s the over-arching point of the article, he covers a number of issues facing WordPress, along with highlighting some of its greatest strengths. It’s definitely worth reading.