So I am a PHP developer and have been for about 12 years. I am currently Zend Certified for PHP 5, 5.3 and Zend Framework 1.5. I love coding in PHP and mostly like the language. About four months ago, I quit my job of 12 years at a local educational institution and moved back to the corporate world. The position I took is with a company whose entire web presence is done in Ruby with Ruby on Rails. Talk about a culture shift. It’s a very strange experience going from being an expert in one language to a beginner in a new one. I have spent the past four months learning the basics of Ruby and Rails as I could but have not had a huge chance to do much Rails development however, that is hopefully changing soon. I plan on posting my thoughts about the differences between PHP and Ruby and what I think of Rails from the perspective of a PHP developer. I can already say there are several things I really like about Rails and some that I don’t. So, watch for upcoming posts about PHP and Ruby and how the Rails environment compares to using such PHP Frameworks as the Zend Framework.