The PHPClasses.org site has released the latest episode of their "Lately in PHP" podcast series today - Episode #47: PHP is the Best Competitor of PHP.
PHP developments gained new life thanks mostly to Facebook Hack language and Zend reaction with PHPNG. Since Facebook Hack is mostly a fork of PHP, it seems PHP is the main competitor of PHP. These developments were one of the main topics discussed by Manuel Lemos and Michael Kimsal in the episode 47 of the Lately in PHP podcast. They also discussed new proposals for the next PHP versions like negative string offsets, offsets to Reset() and End(), a mail handling interface similar to session handlers, error handling in PHP.next, and return type hinting declarations.