I’m about to do it. I’m about to write some PHP. Don’t judge me. Trust me, it’s the easiest way forward. And when I’m done, I’ll happily return to the land of Node.

Well, I’ll return, but no guarantee I’ll be happy about it.

But right now it’s time to learn how much of the language I’ve forgotten. Last time I tried writing any PHP was a few months ago, and even common syntax, such as associative arrays, looked foreign. If I’m supposed to remember how to write for loops—or is it foreach?—you may as well forget it.

Nicholas Lindley