The question of whether PHP is still a trend is one that has been asked by developers and web designers recently, with the rise of new technologies like Node.js, React and Angular. The answer is that yes, PHP is still very much a trend.
PHP remains popular because it is incredibly versatile. It can be used to create dynamic websites and web applications, as well as being used as a general-purpose scripting language. Also, due to its open-source nature it can be modified and extended to meet the needs of any project.
The language has grown significantly since its inception in 1994, with the latest version (7.2) offering improved performance, enhanced security features and improved support for object-oriented programming. Furthermore, there are countless frameworks and libraries available for use with PHP, allowing developers to quickly create complex websites without having to write all the code from scratch.
PHP is still a popular choice for both small businesses and large corporations alike. Some of the biggest names on the internet currently use PHP for their websites including Facebook, Wikipedia and Yahoo!. According to W3Techs’ analysis of the top 10 million websites on the web (as of December 2018), 79.6% of them are running on some form of PHP.
In conclusion, it’s clear that PHP is going strong after 25 years as one of the most popular programming languages in use today. Its versatility and popularity mean it’s likely to remain a trend for many more years to come.