PHP is Here to Stay: PHP 8 and Beyond - Mike Pavlak & Matthew Weier O'Phinney
Is PHP dead? Absolutely not!
Today, W3Tech data shows just over 78% of the internet runs on PHP, which is less than a 2% decline from 5 years ago. But if you think about how much the internet has grown in five years, PHP is clearly a well-established programming language that continues to be a driver behind some of the largest sites like Facebook, WordPress, and Etsy.
Join Mike Pavlak, Senior Solutions Engineer and IBM Power Champion and Matthew Weier O'Phinney, Product Manager at Zend by Perforce as they discuss the future of PHP, and how you can leverage PHP on the IBM i to build value for your business.
In this webinar, they will dive into:
· Why making an investment in PHP is still the right choice
· How PHP can help modernize your business
· Why keeping up to date with releases is critical
· PHP 8 Key Feature Review
Mike Pavlak has been working with IBM midrange solutions since 1992 and IBM Mainframes before that. After years of developing applications using RPG, CL and PHP he managed IT development and IT for power protection manufacturer Tripp Lite. Later Mike was instrumental in developing the adoption of PHP as a primary solution for web development on IBM i working with Zend Technologies. Today, as Solutions Engineer with Perforce, Mike helps companies around the world approach the challenges of modernization and open source technologies. In addition to several roles as a volunteer with COMMON the premier IBM midrange user group, Mike also teaches PHP & Python classes part time at Moraine Valley Community College in Suburban Chicago. Mike lives in suburban Chicago with his wife, five kids, dog, cat, Russian tortoise, and a half dozen fish.
Matthew Weier O'Phinney
Matthew Weier O'Phinney is an original contributor to Zend Framework, an enterprise PHP framework, and took over as Project Lead in 2009. Starting in 2019, he helped transition the project to an open governance model to the Linux Foundation as the Laminas Project. In addition to developing PHP frameworks, he is a founding member and Core Committee member of the PHP Framework Interop Group (PHP-FIG), which creates standards for PHP development, focusing on shared interfaces. As Product Manager at Zend by Perforce, Matthew helped shepherd products from idea to market, most recently working on ZendPHP product, a supported PHP runtime that includes security fixes for end-of-life versions and consultative support.