PHP Australia Conference 2015

History of PHP and Related Projects

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PHP has come a long way since its birth in the mid-1990's. From humble beginnings to becoming one of the most prominent languages powering the web, the evolution of PHP is a geek's fairy tale. Mind you, such explosive growth was no easy task. Those of you interested in briefly seeing how PHP grew to become what it is today, read on. If you'd like to touch a piece of Internet history, you can find old releases of PHP in the » PHP Museum.

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arkebion at gmail dot com
1 year ago
Some may say that history of a programming or scripting language is not important, but i think it is very crucial if you want to understand the architectural development and reasons behind it. So presentation can be important too, i think this is a more clear version of this document:
aowie1 at gmail dot com
11 months ago
PHP is actually a recursive initialism. Not a recursive acronym.

The difference is that an acronym is reserved for initials that are pronounced as a word and not by their individual letters. The latter refers to an initialism.
Davi_af06 at hotmail dot com
7 days ago
Olá, lendo e gostando muito da história da Linguagem PHP percebi que no título PHP 5 inicia o parágrafo falando que o PHP 3 foi lançado em 2004, não entendi, esta correto ?
fontajos at phpeppershop dot com
1 year ago
PHP grows and grows

A Netcraft survey from January 2013 shows that PHP is used on 244 million websites. That is a total of 39% of all servers monitored (2.1 million servers/vm's).
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