I like to do things my self cause then I know it works like I want too. I write PHP code and does some design and layout work also.
I started coding in 2007, at this time we started to doing some low level html at school. Scenes I was in the media program I didn't have advanced web development. Some how I got stuck in writing this lightweight code and started exploring other possibilities and got into the server side language PHP, I have tested c++ and I have some understanding of it's basic syntax.
The beauty of reading into other languages is finding out new things about your own preferred language.