On the Web Builder Zone there's a new article posted from Giorgio Sironi asking readers what they think is the next direction web applications will head towards.
PHP is one of the most used web development programming languages in the world, and from its original creation in 1995 has evolved much both as a platform, with drivers for nearly every existent database, and as a language itself, with the introduction of several new programming paradigms.
He gives an overview of the history of the PHP language and how, at each turn, the improvements lead to more robust use of these features. He mentions three major advancements these updates have allowed developers to make - first procedural code, then object-oriented advancements and finally, with the release of the PHP 5.3 series, functional programming.
Finally, he asks the reader for a little feedback on what will become the next big thing for the PHP language in the coming years