OK fediverse.
I might be slightly broken, but having learned in Uni and then having learned and loving it, I was wondering if the is a equivalent and what good resources there are to upgrade my knowledge.
Or is it still the same as last i programmed PHP ( when Zend was the new hotness, that i never got started on ), but with more features?

It's not the same, the update from version 5.6 (the one you probably remember) to the 7.1, 7.4 and now to 8.1 and 8.2 brought several new features making the language modern.

There is also a new Php Foundation which promotes the development of the language.

Major frameworks are: Symfony and Laravel. There's also Zend, now called Laminas; Yii, Cake, Code Igniter etc.

Take also a look at which has many helpful articles about #PHP.

By the way we have also a package manager called #Composer and you can find public packages here

@ami is a great resource. I'd also take a look at what PHP-FIG is doing (, and at what projects like Slim and Mezzio are doing with those standards.

@ami @phpc PHP has evolved, the biggest change being that you can now put types everywhere, which allows for static analysis. When writing web applications, I like this book for code patterns and best practices

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