A decade of PHP!

Happy Birthday, PHP! And thanks a lot for the fish, Rasmus! Without you and all the others from the PHP community PHP wouldn’t be such a successful project.

My brief history about getting in touch with PHP:

  • back in 1998, playing with PHP3 and subscribing to the German speaking mailing list hosted and administrated by Ralf Geschke
  • 1999: creating PHP-Center.de, the first German speaking portal about PHP, together with Ralf Geschke
  • 1999: being responsible for the technical part of the relaunch of würzburgOnline, a city portal
  • 2000: co-organising the first PHP Conference „PHP Kongress“, together with Ralf Geschke and Globalpark
  • 2000: doing several professional PHP trainings for companies like Lycos Europe and others
  • 2001: the advent of the International PHP Conference, organised by Software&Support, me being the Chair of the Advisory Board and up to today responsible for the whole content of the Conference
  • 2001: the advent of the German speaking print magazine „PHP Magazin“, me being editor in chief up to today
  • 2001: co-founding ThinkPHP
  • 2001: remembering back the strong UserGroup community in Germany, the meetings on the InternetWorld fair (chinese ducks *mjam*) …
  • … and several other things like professional PHP support, PHP online trainings, PHP inhouse trainings, premium software development and such
  • During the years, seeing more and more big companies (i.e. our customers like CapGemini, E.ON and such) using PHP without fear
  • 2005: the PHP5 poster :-)
  • trying to get PHP in touch with environments no-one would ever imagine (PHP as an online transaction middleware outperforming a Java solution, PHP as the backend of a whole bunch of XUL-based applications with a Cobol connector etc.)

It’s a fascinating community with a lot of ideas, friendly people and having a lot of fun on Conferences and fairs. Hope to see them soon on LinuxTag.

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4 Gedanken zu „A decade of PHP!

  1. Heute vor 10 Jahren, am 08.06.1995, schrieb ein Mann namens Rasmus Lerdorf ein Usenetposting mit dem Titel "Announce: Personal Home Page Tools (PHP Tools)". Diese Sammlung von C-Scripten diente ursprünglich eigentlich nur dazu, Zugriffe auf sein

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