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Justin Silverton's Blog:
What would you like to see in PHP 6?
Mar 13, 2006 @ 07:10:50

In this post from his blog, Justin Silverton takes a quick look back at the November meeting of a few of the main PHP developers on what needs to happen in PHP6.

In November of 2005, the major developers working on the core of PHP met up in Paris and discussed various additions that would possibly make version 6.

Attendees included Wez Furlong, Derick Rethans, Rasmus Lerdorf, and Zeev Suraski and some of the topics that were discussed included: filename encoding, optimizing the use of brackets in strings, and register_globals.

Of course, some of these issues have already been worked out of the PHP builds and will be coming to a web server near you with a whole new feel.

tagged: november 2005 meeting php6 future register_globals safe_mode november 2005 meeting php6 future register_globals safe_mode

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Justin Silverton's Blog:
What would you like to see in PHP 6?
Mar 13, 2006 @ 07:10:50

In this post from his blog, Justin Silverton takes a quick look back at the November meeting of a few of the main PHP developers on what needs to happen in PHP6.

In November of 2005, the major developers working on the core of PHP met up in Paris and discussed various additions that would possibly make version 6.

Attendees included Wez Furlong, Derick Rethans, Rasmus Lerdorf, and Zeev Suraski and some of the topics that were discussed included: filename encoding, optimizing the use of brackets in strings, and register_globals.

Of course, some of these issues have already been worked out of the PHP builds and will be coming to a web server near you with a whole new feel.

tagged: november 2005 meeting php6 future register_globals safe_mode november 2005 meeting php6 future register_globals safe_mode

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Chris Shiflett's Blog:
2005 Highlights
Jan 13, 2006 @ 06:45:52

Chris Shiflett has posted this new item on his blog today with his look back at his year in 2005 - both personal and community related.

In the tradition of my 2003 and 2004 highlights, I'm posting my personal highlights of 2005. As in years past, this is mainly for my own benefit. I hope everyone has a wonderful 2006.

Some of the more memorable things on his list include:

Overall, a great year...he also includes some of the things that he'd like to do in the next year as well (speak at fewer conferences, contribute more to open source, etc).

tagged: chris shiflett personal highlights 2005 security talks conference chris shiflett personal highlights 2005 security talks conference

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Chris Shiflett's Blog:
2005 Highlights
Jan 13, 2006 @ 06:45:52

Chris Shiflett has posted this new item on his blog today with his look back at his year in 2005 - both personal and community related.

In the tradition of my 2003 and 2004 highlights, I'm posting my personal highlights of 2005. As in years past, this is mainly for my own benefit. I hope everyone has a wonderful 2006.

Some of the more memorable things on his list include:

Overall, a great year...he also includes some of the things that he'd like to do in the next year as well (speak at fewer conferences, contribute more to open source, etc).

tagged: chris shiflett personal highlights 2005 security talks conference chris shiflett personal highlights 2005 security talks conference

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Nexen.net:
PHP Usage Statistics for December 2005
Jan 04, 2006 @ 10:39:21

Nexen.net points to their latest PHP statistics (in French) for the end of last year - December 2005.

Here's the latest statistics on the usage of PHP for December 2005:

  • PHP 5.x usage grows up to 5% (at the same pace as months before). The release of PHP 5.1 seemed to have no effect.
  • PHP 4.4.4 continues to enjoy strong use, despite the differences between it and older versions like 4.3.10 and 4.3.11.
Also this month, you can see some of the graphs representing other various stats since June 2005.

Some of the other items they measure include: adoption by country, number of servers running it by country, and the adoption of PHP in Canada for the month. Note: the page is all in French, but the graphs are easy to understand...

tagged: usage statistics december 2005 usage statistics december 2005

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Nexen.net:
PHP Usage Statistics for December 2005
Jan 04, 2006 @ 10:39:21

Nexen.net points to their latest PHP statistics (in French) for the end of last year - December 2005.

Here's the latest statistics on the usage of PHP for December 2005:

  • PHP 5.x usage grows up to 5% (at the same pace as months before). The release of PHP 5.1 seemed to have no effect.
  • PHP 4.4.4 continues to enjoy strong use, despite the differences between it and older versions like 4.3.10 and 4.3.11.
Also this month, you can see some of the graphs representing other various stats since June 2005.

Some of the other items they measure include: adoption by country, number of servers running it by country, and the adoption of PHP in Canada for the month. Note: the page is all in French, but the graphs are easy to understand...

tagged: usage statistics december 2005 usage statistics december 2005

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Derick Rethans' Blog:
PHP Look Back 2005
Jan 02, 2006 @ 07:08:04

Derick Rethans has posted his own look back at all of the happenings that went on back in 2005.

Welcome to the fourth installment of the PHP Look Back. Just as in previous years, we'll look back on PHP development discussions, bloopers and accomplishments of the last year. This is not supposed to be a fully objective review of last year--note that the opinions in this article are that of the author, and not of the PHP development team.

He covers each month, giving the happenings for each month, linking to various posts and items in each one. Most of the things discussed are more related to the internal PHP development and discusssions from the mailing lists.

tagged: look back 2005 links months look back 2005 links months

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Derick Rethans' Blog:
PHP Look Back 2005
Jan 02, 2006 @ 07:08:04

Derick Rethans has posted his own look back at all of the happenings that went on back in 2005.

Welcome to the fourth installment of the PHP Look Back. Just as in previous years, we'll look back on PHP development discussions, bloopers and accomplishments of the last year. This is not supposed to be a fully objective review of last year--note that the opinions in this article are that of the author, and not of the PHP development team.

He covers each month, giving the happenings for each month, linking to various posts and items in each one. Most of the things discussed are more related to the internal PHP development and discusssions from the mailing lists.

tagged: look back 2005 links months look back 2005 links months

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Site News:
A (Lengthy) Look Back at PHP in 2005
Dec 31, 2005 @ 12:32:31

In an effort to know where the PHP community has been (and where it will be going), I've posted this lengthy summary over on our blog today with a look back at what made up 2005 for all of the PHPers out there.

Well, here it is, the end of another year and it's times like thes ethat it's always fun to take a look back to where we've come from and how far we've made it on various projects. The PHP community has come so far from those early days of January, and I thought I'd take my own look back via some of the news posts that I've made over on PHPDeveloper.org in the past year (almost 2000 of em) and see which ones stuck out. So, bear with me on this - I know I'll miss a few of the biggies, but I'm going to try to highlight things in each month that really effected the community as a whole.

So, enjoy the read - most of the highlights are there (as well as a few of the problems that happened along the way). Hope you enjoy - and have a happy new year!

tagged: look back 2005 lengthy year look back 2005 lengthy year

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Site News:
A (Lengthy) Look Back at PHP in 2005
Dec 31, 2005 @ 12:32:31

In an effort to know where the PHP community has been (and where it will be going), I've posted this lengthy summary over on our blog today with a look back at what made up 2005 for all of the PHPers out there.

Well, here it is, the end of another year and it's times like thes ethat it's always fun to take a look back to where we've come from and how far we've made it on various projects. The PHP community has come so far from those early days of January, and I thought I'd take my own look back via some of the news posts that I've made over on PHPDeveloper.org in the past year (almost 2000 of em) and see which ones stuck out. So, bear with me on this - I know I'll miss a few of the biggies, but I'm going to try to highlight things in each month that really effected the community as a whole.

So, enjoy the read - most of the highlights are there (as well as a few of the problems that happened along the way). Hope you enjoy - and have a happy new year!

tagged: look back 2005 lengthy year look back 2005 lengthy year

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