There are quite a few good news on the internet lately.
Bootstrapping with Symfony — I am simply fascinated with Symfony and this is a good read.
Rails-like console for PHP — This has got to be the most awaited thing for PHP that has always been there :p
PHP is now offered by Google App Engine – Finally Google App Engine supports PHP
Why hasn’t Ruby won? — Ruby with Rails in web development is massive but why isn’t the user base growing as much as we expect it to be?
Ruby is a dying Language — following the “Why hasn’t Ruby won?”.