PHP made a lot of mistakes. Many are still in the language today. However PHP is 23 years old now. PHP7, released December 2015 is a huge improvement over older versions. PHP7 outperforms Ruby, Python, and many others. If you haven’t looked at it, do so. “PHP sucks” in 2018 is mostly FUD now.
For PHP Developers:
For C Developers:
- PHP7 Virtual Machine
- Internal value representation in PHP7 – Part 1
- Internal value representation in PHP7 – Part 2
“PHP is Turing-complete, you can build anything. It’s shared nothing architecture makes it decent for web development.”