modern web dev is an extreme overreaction to not liking some php Scott Jehl says R.I.P. to his mentions.
I still write in PHP. On my home site and when required in my day job.
I've tried learning Golang, it's a good language. But when I tried to use libraries and extensions I just hit Ye Olde C-include wall and walked away. Rust I didn't even get that far. I'm old, but PHP does what I need it to do and does it well. If I want massive number crunching, I'd go Python. If I wanted a cross platform app... well that's what I tried to use Golang for and it didn't turn out well.
PHP continues to suffer tall poppy syndrome. People are posting latest and greatest discoveries like "Forget JSON; fetch pre-rendered HTML snippets! As custom elements!" as if we weren't using template languages years ago to serve snippets of data as application/json for data sets and text/html for html snippets without the wrapper framing for quick updating. I mean... grumpy. Thanks Alis for the extended response.
It was basically the indie craft scene for the internet