anyway, php has become the web standard as far as I can tell. That article seems to have been written by a node.js fanboy who, while giving php credit for its benefits, always seems to believe that it is just old school and should go away in favor of the "newer" node.js
Also, he does not seem to be aware of how phpbb works as far as separating the php from the html etc.
I would not worry about php going anywhere any time soon.
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