A huge factor here is that PHP lacked a package manager for many years. Without composer you had to get locked into these big shitty frameworks. Java had Maven and Ruby had gems. Even Node.js came along with npm. Composer and PHP7 have leveled the playing field and allowed the awesome parts of the language to shine

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