I'm starting to blog about my most recent software development experiences nights and weekends. Right now I'm working with PHP and server side scripts.
This is a big difference from most of the last decade where I've been working with more static, strongly typed, compiled languages. Also I've spent lots of time working on Real-time and Embedded distributed systems. So web apps are both very similar and very different from my last work on distributed programming and Command and Control systems.
As a plus, my Mac came with Apache and PHP preinstalled. Wow! Made things very easy.
There's a major speed boost given the existence of PEAR and some of the packages available including new web services (like Amazon).