20 years of php

On June 8,1995 Rasmus Lerdorf released version 1.0 of his Personal HomePage software. 20 years later his PHP technology is used to power more than 80% of all public available web sites and applications.

For in2it the story started back in 2009, just one year after the bank crisis hit the world. Many businesses were forced to search for cheaper alternatives to replace those expensive consulting companies working on Navision, SAP, IBM WebSphere and Oracle. Open-source was the obvious choice for many of these businesses and building applications for browsers made things a whole lot easier for IT departments. The choice of PHP was obvious as it already had earned its merrits for having a “quick-time-to-market” and easy to learn reputation.

As professional PHP services solution provider, we immediately could benefit from this major turn of events. Since the day we started we could work on great projects in challenging industries and we have been successfully adopting to the innovative nature of our industry.

We at in2it owe so much to Rasmus, Andi, Zeev and all the contributors to PHP as they gave us a solid foundation for our company. Zend, the company beind PHP, also provided two frameworks that have revolutionized the world forever: Zend Framework and Apigility, which we have grown very fond of and have gathered our expertise in. And thanks to PHP platforms like Magento, PrestaShop, OpenCart, WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, SugarCRMOrangeHRM and WebERP we are able to offer end-to-end solutions for e-commerce, publishing, relations management, human resources, product warehousing and billing.

No wonder we have invested a lot of time and energy into creating training courses to pass on the knowledge we have gathered over the years. I, Michelangelo van Dam, can be seen at many PHP conferences worldwide giving shortened versions of these training courses. If you’re attending a conference, come and see if you can find me and say hi.

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Michelangelo van Dam

Michelangelo van Dam is a senior PHP architect, PHP community leader and international conference speaker with many contributions to PHP projects and community events.