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PHP 5.3 Adoption

         Stuart Herbert
   stuart@stuartherbert.com
  blog.stuartherbert.com/php/
Contents

• Approach Used
• Responses Gathered
• What Does It Mean?
• What Can We Do About It?
Contents

• Approach Used
• Responses Gathered
• What Does It Mean?
• What Can We Do About It?
Contents

• Approach Used
• Responses Gathered
• What Does It Mean?
• What Can We Do About It?
Contents

• Approach Used
• Responses Gathered
• What Does It Mean?
• What Can We Do About It?
Approach
Method

• Questions asked to the online PHP
  community - blog and twitter
• Answers gathered via twtpoll
• Before / after...
Method

• Questions asked to the online PHP
  community - blog and twitter
• Answers gathered via twtpoll
• Before / after...
Method

• Questions asked to the online PHP
  community - blog and twitter
• Answers gathered via twtpoll
• Before / after...
Method

• Questions asked to the online PHP
  community - blog and twitter
• Answers gathered via twtpoll
• Before / after...
The Questions

• When will you be moving to PHP 5.3?
• What server o/s will you use PHP 5.3 on?
• Where will you get your ...
The Questions

• When will you be moving to PHP 5.3?
• What server o/s will you use PHP 5.3 on?
• Where will you get your ...
The Questions

• When will you be moving to PHP 5.3?
• What server o/s will you use PHP 5.3 on?
• Where will you get your ...
The Questions

• When will you be moving to PHP 5.3?
• What server o/s will you use PHP 5.3 on?
• Where will you get your ...
The Limitations

• Different responders from survey to survey
• No quality control over how responders
  understood the qu...
The Limitations

• Different responders from survey to survey
• No quality control over how responders
  understood the qu...
The Limitations

• Different responders from survey to survey
• No quality control over how responders
  understood the qu...
The Limitations

• Different responders from survey to survey
• No quality control over how responders
  understood the qu...
The Responses
The Questions

• When will you be moving to PHP 5.3?
• What server o/s will you use PHP 5.3 on?
• Where will you get your ...
When?

Not until $distro ships binary packages          5% 5%
Within 3 months of release                                 2...
The Questions

• When will you be moving to PHP 5.3?
• What server o/s will you use PHP 5.3 on?
• Where will you get your ...
Where?
Debian
Ubuntu Server
Whatever $hostingCompany provides             1%
                                           2%...
The Questions

• When will you be moving to PHP 5.3?
• What server o/s will you use PHP 5.3 on?
• Where will you get your ...
How?

                                                 1%
                                              5%4%
Binary packag...
The Questions

• When will you be moving to PHP 5.3?
• What server o/s will you use PHP 5.3 on?
• Where will you get your ...
But Did You? :)

My $distro doesn’t support it yet                         3% 1%
                                         ...
What Does It Mean?
Before Release: When
                                                       Percentage


      Adopting within 6 months   ...
Before Release: Where
                                                    Percentage

Debian / Ubuntu                     ...
Before Release: How
                                                          Approx Percentage


          Linux distros ...
After Release
                                                         Percentage


  Haven’t tried PHP 5.3 yet           ...
After Release
                                        Percentage



 Cannot Adopt Yet                             63




W...
Summary
What Have We Learned?

• Debian / Ubuntu the dominant platform
• Most developers wait for someone to
  provide them with w...
What Have We Learned?

• Debian / Ubuntu the dominant platform
• Most developers wait for someone to
  provide them with w...
What Have We Learned?

• Debian / Ubuntu the dominant platform
• Most developers wait for someone to
  provide them with w...
What Have We Learned?

• Debian / Ubuntu the dominant platform
• Most developers wait for someone to
  provide them with w...
What Else Have We Learned?
  • Hosting companies and customer choices
    only affect a small number of developers
    (4%...
What Else Have We Learned?
  • Hosting companies and customer choices
    only affect a small number of developers
    (4%...
What Else Have We Learned?
  • Hosting companies and customer choices
    only affect a small number of developers
    (4%...
What Else Have We Learned?
  • Hosting companies and customer choices
    only affect a small number of developers
    (4%...
What Can We Do About It?
  • Official PHP.net binaries might drive earlier
    adoption of new releases
  • Better understa...
What Can We Do About It?
  • Official PHP.net binaries might drive earlier
    adoption of new releases
  • Better understa...
What Can We Do About It?
  • Official PHP.net binaries might drive earlier
    adoption of new releases
  • Better understa...
What Can We Do About It?
  • Official PHP.net binaries might drive earlier
    adoption of new releases
  • Better understa...
Thank You For Reading

           Stuart Herbert
     stuart@stuartherbert.com
    blog.stuartherbert.com/php/
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