After browsing Reddit and Twitter I`ve noticed that the majority of developers underestimate PHP as a language.
As with any programming language or technology, PHP comes to us with its pros and cons, however, it doesn't change the fact that PHP is widely used.
PHP was changing over the years, but the last year provided a new breath to the language, seeing such effort from different people, I highly disagree with the opinion that "PHP is dying".
Just a recent finding shows that with each release, PHP as a language involves and brings new features to the community.
With combination with such great tools as:
- Static analysis or Laravel-lovers
- Coding Standards Fixer
- Mess detector
- Analysis violations of a defined coding standard
Some of the references:
https://github.com/php/web-php/pull/602 - redesign the PHP home page, to make it look more up-to-date with UI/UX trends.
https://wiki.php.net/rfc/auto-capture-closure - Short Closures 2.0
https://thephp.foundation/blog/2022/06/30/php-core-roundup-3/ - Detailed report on progress from PHP-foundation collective
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