You’re saying “still good” as if it was ever good before 😀
Jokes aside, actually some of my colleagues are telling me it has become a pretty decent language in recent years. So, if anything, it should now be better than it ever was. Especially paired with a framework like Laravel, which I’ve also been hearing good things about.
Still, recently I tried researching how you’d write a real-time (WebSockets-based) web application in Laravel, and I can’t say I was exactly blown away… what is a trivial task in NodeJS seemed pretty complicated with PHP/Laravel… it seems to me they’re more suited for the old request/response model.