State Of PHP - Zeev Suraski

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State Of PHP - Zeev Suraski

  1. 1. State of PHP Zeev Suraski 1
  2. 2. Congrats! 2
  3. 3. PHP How it all began 3
  4. 4. Notable milestones • 1998: PHP 3 is released PHP hits the 100K domains mark • 1999: PHP hits the 1M domains mark Zend Engine developed • 2000: PHP 4 released 4
  5. 5. PHP The PHP Project, January 2000 5
  6. 6. PHP Things didn’t always look promising… 6
  7. 7. Notable milestones • 2002: Yahoo embraces PHP • 2004: PHP 5 released • 2005: IBM, Oracle endorse PHP • 2006: Microsoft endorses PHP (more or less) 7
  8. 8. PHP The most popular Web language in existence Web Server Popularity Zeus Netscape Others Apache Modules Popularity (%) 0.3% 0.5% 6% 40 35 30 25 IIS 20 20% 15 10 5 0 Apache PERL PHP PYTHON 73% Source: http://securityspace.com/ 8
  9. 9. Large Vendors Targeting PHP User Base 9
  10. 10. PHP Developers Shifting Demographics [By 2013] commercial and corporate IT developers will compose more than 3 million developers in the community — growing from 13% to 60% of the worldwide PHP developer population. (Source: Dec 2007, Findings – Corporate and IT Programmers Will Discover PHP's Benefits in Larger Numbers) 10
  11. 11. What about the competition? 11
  12. 12. Breaching the Java Fortress “PHP will find a home in many Java- centric application development organizations, which will leverage it in scenarios where Java is overly complex or simply overkill.” 12
  13. 13. Kargo.com: Replacing Java with PHP 13
  14. 14. Guess who? 14
  15. 15. Development Trends 15
  16. 16. Simplicity Making a comeback… 16
  17. 17. PHP Is Maturing • Frameworks • Enterprise-grade tools 17
  18. 18. Rich Internet Applications 18
  19. 19. Web Services & Cloud Computing Code reuse finally works en masse • Opportunities: using, delivering • Challenges: SLA, sensitive data, performance, proven track record 19
  20. 20. Key Takeaways • PHP is the right choice • Value Simplicity … but – use tools! • Don’t reinvent the wheel (unless that’s your business) 20
  21. 21. Happy PHP’ing Feedback: zeev@zend.com 21

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