With the release of version 5.5, PHP has reached a new level of maturity that helps making it be taken even more seriously. That was one of the main topics discussed by Manuel Lemos and César Rodas in episode 37 of the Lately in PHP podcast. They also talked about the new design of the PHP.net site, the PHP Internals book site, and the proposals for anonymous exception catches and checking function return types. They also discussed the latest major enhancements of the PHP Classes site and the plans for future features. Listen to the podcast, or watch the hangout video, or read the transcript so you can learn more about what was discussed regarding these and other PHP related topics.