This is not a technical analysis of PHP but more a narrative concluding that PHP still has a spot in modern development, and isn't going away soon. If you are already a PHP developer or getting started, you can seek out the sexy side of the moon and get on with modern PHP frameworks, Content Management tools like WordPress, and global e-commerce blockbuster like Alibaba.
Facebook was once built with PHP and so is WordPress
Alibaba Taobao.com uses PHP
WordPress is a PHP site
Beautiful Frameworks like Laravel
Laravel beautiful modern frameworks almost too good to be PHP
|Laravel is the beautiful modern framework that actually uses PHP|
Laravel is a modern, beautiful framework that actually uses PHP! It wants beautiful documentations too! GitHub deployment, hip conferences, minimalistic documentations, dependency manager, and rails like command line boiler plates, build-in database and rails-like authentication APIs... this is possibly the sexiest form of modern PHP possible.