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Symfony Finland:
Symfony2 turns five, Symfony 3.2 continues the momentum
Jul 25, 2016 @ 10:24:50

On the Symfony Finland site they have a post that's celebrating the 5th birthday of Symfony2 and mentions that the latest version, Symfony 3.2, is continuing the legacy and trends the Symfony 2.x releases started.

Late in 2015 the Symfony project as a whole celebrated it's tenth anniversary. Another significant milestone is reached in July 2016 as Symfony2, the second major iteration celebrates it's fifth anniversary. Five years is a long time in IT, but even more so in web development.

[...] Symfony2 was a major rewrite that turned the previous monolithic framework into PHP components as well as a framework to tie these into a coherent framework for developers to build their applications on. Since that Symfony3 was released and was more of an evolutionary release.

He looks back at Symfony2 in hindsight and features/functionality it brought to the table that made major impacts in the PHP ecosystem. This includes things like heavy use of dependency injection, bundles and a standardized interface on HTTP requests and responses. He ends the post looking at some of the new features that are coming with Symfony 3.2, listing out several links back to Symfony's own blog posts with more details on each.

tagged: symfony2 symfony3 birthday momentum features advancements

Link: https://www.symfony.fi/entry/symfony2-turns-five-symfony-3-2-continues-the-momentum

Laravel News:
Laravel Turns Five
Jun 13, 2016 @ 11:55:54

On the Laravel News site there's a post announcing the official fifth birthday of Laravel, a framework that has definitely made its mark on the community in that short amount of time.

Five years ago today Taylor announced the first release of Laravel to the world. [...] Even though a lot has changed and improved since that first release the code still has that same feel. Like all newborns that first release was very minimal–no controllers, no Eloquent, no templating system. It had enough to get you started but lacked the niceties we now enjoy.

The post also lists some of the things that didn't start out in the framework but have been added since including: Blade, Collections, Eloquent, Queues and Middleware support.

Happy birthday Laravel and a big thank you to Taylor and the entire community.
tagged: laravel framework fifth birthday celebrate features announcement

Link: https://laravel-news.com/2016/06/laravel-turns-five/

php|architect:
PHP: the teenage years
Jun 15, 2010 @ 09:33:07

With the passing of PHP's 15th birthday recently, Marco Tabini has taken the opportunity to share some of his opinions on where the language has come from and where he sees it going in the future.

Milestones are not as important in our industry as they are in our lives - the way I see it, if you work in the computer field and turn to look at back at what has been, someone will have passed you by - but there are some very important lessons that can be learned from the story of PHP.

He talks about PHP's direction (and sometimes lack there of), what developers from other languages think about PHP and some of what it will take to get both the community and the PHP development group to step up and overcome the challenges to making the future of the language better.

tagged: opinion future language birthday

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Community News:
PHP Turns 15!
Jun 08, 2010 @ 08:53:33

Happy birthday to one of the web's most popular web scripting languages! As Johannes Schluter mentions in a new post to his blog, PHP turned 15 years od on June 8th - the day Rasmus first announced PHP 1.0.

I can't remember when I first went online. Out from the local BBS systems into the wide open net. It must have been around the same time. But soon I figured out that I needed my own homepage, so I created one, using black fonts on a green (#00ff00) background. I was proud. [...] My brother, who setup our Linux box at home but didn't know much about Apache, had the pragmatic solution: PHP worked. So what did I do? - Learn PHP. And I loved it.

Over fifteen years old now and still going strong, PHP has become one of the top five popular languages and his proven itself again and again in both web applications and in the sites of larger companies to be a reliable, robust solution and one that's not going anywhere anytime soon.

Here's a few other sites with thoughts on this milestone for PHP:

tagged: birthday rasmuslerdorf language

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Community News:
PHP Women Turns Two
Oct 27, 2008 @ 07:54:06

The PHP Women group has celebrated their second birthday this past Friday (October 24th) and have seen tons of progress of women in the PHP community during that time. This includes:

  • Representation at conferences
  • Continued success with our Big Sis Mentorship Program
  • Growth in our IRC channel
  • Formalizing our non-profit status
  • Encouraging women to submit CfPs and to be published

So stop by wish them a happy birthday and see what they're all about!

tagged: phpwomen birthday conference mentorship irc nonprofit

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Community News:
Phorum Turns 10
Apr 18, 2008 @ 10:27:12

According to Brian Moon's blog today, the popular PHP forum package Phorum has hit the 10 year mark in its development:

So, I am at the MySQL Conference this week with my Phorum co-developers. We got to talking last night about how old Phorum is. We knew it was about 10 years. We pulled up some old archived zip file of version 1.5 and found in the this in the comment block. "* Created 04/16/1998" Whoa! That means that yesterday was the 10th birthday of the Phorum project.

The current version of Phorum is 5.2 stable and can be downloaded directly from their site.

tagged: phorum celebrate forum birthday ten

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Jakob Westhoff's Blog:
PHPUGDO has officially turned 3 today
Mar 11, 2008 @ 10:26:00

Jakob Westhoff has posted about a birthday one of the PHP user groups is celebrating - the PHP Usergroup Dortmund:

I'm writing this blog article from the HiccUp Dortmund, where our birthday meeting takes place. [...] Nearly all our oldies are present today to commemorate this anniversary.

You can get more information on the group and the wheres and whens of their next meetup over on the user group's page (including links to current information about several of the group's members).

tagged: birthday dortmund usergroup third meeting celebration

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Wolfgang Drews' Blog:
More on PHP Logos
Feb 26, 2008 @ 08:17:00

Following up on Philip Olson's post about the evolution of PHP logos, Wolfgang Drews (of DynamicWebPages.de) has posted a few other examples.

Philip Olson has posted some kind of history of php-logos, so here are my two cents.

Included in his post are things like a 3D rendered example of a PHP booth, a few random ones he found that he had created for his site and the infamous PHP cake from the ten year birthday of the language.

tagged: logo history example bug birthday cake booth

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PHPWomen:
PHPWomen quietly passes it's 1 year birthday
Oct 26, 2007 @ 07:01:00

Ligaya Turmelle over at PHPWomen has posted on their 1st birthday.

In that one year we have set up this site, been to 2 conferences sending 2 people who would not of normally been able to go, handed out t-shirts at those conferences, grown a member list of 250+ strong and made some really strong connections to the PHP Community as a whole.

She continues to give thanks to many of the PHPWomen contributors, members, and supporters that have helped in these past twelve months. Happy Birthday PHPWomen!

tagged: phpwomen birthday phpwomen birthday

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PHPWomen:
PHPWomen quietly passes it's 1 year birthday
Oct 26, 2007 @ 07:01:00

Ligaya Turmelle over at PHPWomen has posted on their 1st birthday.

In that one year we have set up this site, been to 2 conferences sending 2 people who would not of normally been able to go, handed out t-shirts at those conferences, grown a member list of 250+ strong and made some really strong connections to the PHP Community as a whole.

She continues to give thanks to many of the PHPWomen contributors, members, and supporters that have helped in these past twelve months. Happy Birthday PHPWomen!

tagged: phpwomen birthday phpwomen birthday

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