PHP may not be my favorite language, but the last couple of years have seen profound improvement. I got the urge to start playing with Zend Framework last week. It isn’t too shabby. Yesterday Zend made a 1.0 release, which is a good milestone for PHP types to learn about MVC and ACLs etc. You know, other than the ones who are already using CakePHP. You’re probably doing just fine.
Oh, and I’ve been messing about with PHPUnit as well. It doesn’t feel as comfortable as SimpleTest, but I would be willing to use it in my everyday unit testing.