It is all about politics...
Yes, even in development languages ..
Java owned by Oracle,
C# as your know , by microsoft
(lately microsoft is taking control on Python)
and PHP is left for the Poor developers :)
I've been developing in PHP for very long time at least 10 years ...
PHP is strong as JAVA and C# (yes , the right way to compare php is to these languages)
PHP is even stronger then JAVA and C#, as deployment is much, but much , more easier and cleaner the others.
The real jump was made from 7.2 and above
Where OO has become as C# and JAVA alike
If you are a good PHP developer , jumping to C and C++ is quite simple ... you will find the syntax much a like
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