In this post to the dev.to site Scott Arciszewski talks about a milestone in the PHP language, it being the first language to "add modern cryptography to its standard library" (PHP 7.2).
Last week, the voting phase closed on an RFC to add libsodium to PHP 7.2. The result was unanimous (37 in favor, 0 against).
When version 7.2 releases at the end of the year, PHP will be the first programming language to adopt modern cryptography in its standard library.
He goes on to talk about what "modern cryptography" is describing concepts like secure primitives and showing example of the high-level API the integration will provide. The post finishes out with a rebuttal against some of the nay-sayers around PHP and its reputation for security. They say that there's "no way PHP is more secure than