Where to Begin? Lets start with PHP Basic Syntax. PHP is leaps and bounds above where it started. It’s a modern programming language that has Object Oriented capabilities. It’s the backbone of popular frameworks like  Laravel. It’s great for the web and it makes writing web-based applications enjoyable. It can be used to produce both full-stack and back-end applications. With back-end applications, you have a choice for your front-end library or framework. With the Laravel backend framework, front end libraries like  React  or  Vue  tie in nicely. I still see countless arguments against PHP, so I finally had enough. I’m