Because it is the most popular and widely used server side scripting language in the world, it is secure and stable to maintain, it is secure and most of all it is very popular making it my favourite programming language.
Because it makes complex code easier to develop, more relieable, more maintainable, and generally better, it insists that you think about what you expose to the outside world, it lets you change the implementation of an object without affecting any other code.
In an industry that is constantly being redeveloped and new technologies emerging every day it is important to keep up with what's going on, else risk the chance of falling behind and inevitably using outdated techniques and delivering sub standard work.
Catalin is a great programmer, focused on evolution and productivity wich is the basis of a great programmer and after all the time spent working with him as a colegue and than supervisor i am sure he will fit in any team just perfect and he will use his programming skills to shine.
Catalin is one of the best programmers with whom i have worked with. He is fast, professional and up to speed with the latest technologies, he will fix any bug in no time and he loves a good challange. I like his devotion wich he put in the code he writes.