PHP as Programming Language has quite a bad reputation (just ask a C or Java coder). I donít want to discuss that as thatís already been done somewhere. As a PHP programmer who likes his language (otherwise Iíd be coding something else) I want to get PHP the reputation it deserves. IMHO this only works, if people that code in PHP are writing better code and (as it is difficult to change the coding habits you have, esp. if youíre not a Pro) the only way I see is making new coders (of which are plenty enough) code the proper way when they learn.
So, what do you think is necessary to get newbies learning to write good code?