Next one on this list is one that’s going to surprise you perhaps, which is PHP. PHP. Oh, gosh, that’s the language that I don’t really have any love for at all. I have to tell you. I don’t like it. It’s just a clunky language. It’s slow. There’s all kinds of bad things I could say about PHP. You know, if you’re a PHP developer, sorry about that, but then why is it hitting number five on my list? I’ll tell you because it’s used everywhere because, you know, WordPress is writing something like 90% on the web and it’s PHP. Most of the major companies, Facebook and Twitter started out PHP. PHP is really a—as much as it’s a nasty language, it’s really quick to learn, and to prototype and to get stuff done. That’s why it’s still around.
Like I said, if you learn PHP, if you’re thinking about a language to learn for 2018, especially if you’re thinking about potentially becoming a freelancer or doing some kind of freelance work, hey, make some WordPress plugins. Be an entrepreneur. Make some WordPress plugins, maintain WordPress sites. There’s a lot of benefit to that. I mean if you learn PHP, you’re always going to have a job. You’re going to open up a whole wide world of more freelancing jobs because a lot of people that just have a WordPress site, they need some custom PHP work done. I need custom PHP work done from time to time. Again, not the best language in my opinion, but a good one to learn, a good one to make some money.