25 Years of PHP (by the Creator of PHP)

PHP has been around for almost as long as the Web. 25 years!
Join me for a fun look at the highlights (and lowlights) of this crazy trip. But I will also be trying to convince you to upgrade your PHP version. The performance alone should be enough, if not, I have a few other tricks up my sleeve to try to win you over. Performance optimization, static analysis, zero-cost profiling, dead code elimination and escape analysis are just some of the concepts that will be covered.



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23 thoughts on “25 Years of PHP (by the Creator of PHP)

  1. As someone who started with C++ console apps, moved to a fullstack developer in HTML, CSS, JS and PHP but also tried Java and C#. I moved to a NodeJS (also with Typescript) backend but nowdays I am working with Rust and loving it.

    I have no hate for PHP as other people might have; in fact: I am still grateful for introducing me to the joy of developing and I believe more people share my thoughts as well.

    I haven't watched more than 11 minutes yet, but I am enjoying it so far.

  2. I think , the implementation of the runtime in standard servers is the reason, why PHP is without alternative today. I love Python, but deploying Django or Flask on a server is, what hell feels like.

  3. I appreciate how brutally honest he is about why updates are so critical. It's frankly hard to make a case for not upgrading outdated codebases when the risk of data breaches, consequential litigation, and loss of face far outweighs the cost of upgrading the codebase itself. If WannaCry or the data breach incidents at Experian or Yahoo have taught us anything, it's that no one is immune from hackers or zero-day exploits, especially if you're caught (digitally speaking) with your pants down. Great video! 🙂

  4. I started coding when I was 15 and it was PHP that got me started and really interested in it. Today is my 27th birthday and this was a very nice and refreshing talk, a great gift I'd say! PHP is still my go to programming language for the web, thank you Rasmus for everything.

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