Had I not read the entire article — esp the conclusion…this would have been my response.
That is just the most overrated statement i’ve heard so far.
Facebook still uses PHP but it has built a compiler for it so it can be turned into native code. BTW — that compiler is open source and you can use it too.
Wordpress, which powers 24% of the internet is still on PHP and does not plan to move. The API of Wordpress is rest based and still coded in PHP.
Core banking still runs on tech like AS400.
NodeJs is a fancy new way to implement data transfer, but you cannot compare it to the power of Python or PHP.