Congratulations to Masoud and his whole team at S&S Media, the publishing house that’s very active in the IT area and also supports PHP through:
- PHP Magazin (German edition – btw, the current issue has been published today and we have a lot of good articles in there, like the cover stories about ext/mysqli and design patterns for PHP)
- The International PHP Conference Spring and Fall edition
- some PHP books at their entwickler.press
- and, finally, the International PHP Magazine
The website php-mag.net was relaunched today. In the past, the magazine was available as a true print edition (really nice offset print in full colour, not just a laser printer output) every two months (as the German edition I’m responsible for is also available in this frequency) and had a PDF version as „a plus“ (included with a new feature article every month). Now, they entirely switched to PDF and will now be published every month.
I think this is a step in the right direction, especially in a global world-wide view. Print distribution around the globe is at high cost, so PDF is the right format to go on with.
My personal point of view, though, is that I love printed stuff. Perhaps this has to do with Germany’s long history in the area of printed media, but I like the haptic feeling that you will have when opening a nice book or magazine while drinking a cup of tea especially on cold days. :-)
So, for the German PHP Magazin (which has independant topics in contrast to the international issue) in future I will love to receive the printed issues in my mailbox and I’m currently preparing our colour laser printer for the new issue of the International PHP Magazine. :-)
Great job done, Masoud!