johnraphone - 2:43 am on Oct 31, 2002 (gmt 0)
I started out as a PERL programmer, it was good for regular expressions but it wasn't built for the web. When I first started considering switching to PHP i wondered if it would be around in 5 or 10 years. PHP is great for web applications and databases. I think YAHOO! picking PHP is a major boost for the language.