The 5th Annual China PHP Conference

History of PHP and related projects


PHP has come a long way in the last few years. Growing to be one of the most prominent languages powering the Web was not an easy task. Those of you interested in briefly seeing how PHP grew out to what it is today, read on. Old PHP releases can be found at the » PHP Museum.

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curious at user dot com
1 year ago
Can these notes be updated for PHP 6 / 7 ?

The history is great.
arkebion at gmail dot com
3 years 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:
1 year ago
As the nationality of Zeev and Andi was mentioned, I was curious as to where Rasmus hailed from.

Wikipedia says he was born in Greenland and moved to Canada in 1980.
aowie1 at gmail dot com
3 years 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.
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