As per Zak's suggestion, I am happy to join the celebrations on PHP's 10th birthday. I stumbled upon PHP in about 1998 when I was responsible for developing a news system for a large international company. Dissatisfied with the technologies I had previously used for this (Perl and ASP), I had a look at PHP 3 and became a fan almost immediately. For some strange reasons, the customer insisted on hosting the application on Windows, so I learned quite a lot about the shortcomings of Windows PHP versions at that time. I also remember the first time I actually dug deep into the source code (hating C, that really cost me quite an effort) and finding the reason for a bug that annoyed me since some days. Of course this started a whole career for me, but I won't bore anyone with narcistic details. This is not quite as important as the amount of work hundreds, if not thousands of volunteers have put into the projects, trying to get PHP as good as possible, trying to help new and old developers in the newsgroups (well, apart from some ego-driven fights) and writing, speaking and teaching about PHP.
All of this, however, wouldn't have been possible without the efforts of Qeqertarsuaq's most famous child, Rasmus Lerdorf. If he hadn't tried to make his life as a web developer easier, he wouldn't have made the life of millions of web developers easier by now. So: Thank you, Rasmus!
A decade of PHP
The language we all love more and more over the years turns 10. Following the example of Zak I want to thank all those brave guys and girls behind PHP. I've neither been with PHP since it's birth, nor since it's so early ours, but I've enjoyed its greatne
Weblog: Tobias Schlitt - Weblog Tracked: Jun 07, 23:53
Happy Birthday, PHP!
Ten years ago, when Rasmus Lerdorf gave birth to "Personal Home Page Tools 1.0":http://groups.google.ch/group/comp.infosystems.www.authoring.cgi/msg/cc7d43454d64d133?oe=UTF-8&output=gplain little did we know that it would grow and mature into the PHP: ...