If you’ve been around the PHP community for any length of time, you have probably heard the name Marco Tabini. He’s been around for quite a while and is usually pretty visible either through his publishing efforts, the conferences he puts on, or his personal blog where he stirs the pot a bit every now and then. Today is obviously a pot-stirring day.
Today he released a post on his blog titled “Is PHP running out of itches to scratch?”. In it he discusses the fact that work on the PHP core has slowed down but that is not necessarily a bad thing.
I think it’s fair to say that the pace at which PHP core is being developed has slowed down considerably over the past couple of years, while the development of many projects based on it, like programming and application frameworks, has sped up and continue to grow at a fast pace.
But this doesn’t mean that we’re running out of steam. The PHP ecosystem is simply refocusing outside of core, where it has a lot more freedom of action.
Marco’s post is in response to a post I wrote recently, a link to which you can find in his post if you read it carefully.
PHP isn’t going anywhere, but it is obvious that things are slowly refocusing. Click on through to Marco’s post, read it and leave your thoughts. Conversations are always more enlightening than just blog posts and sometimes more entertaining.
Did I mention that Marco is my business partner in Blue Parabola? It hardly seems worth mentioning, but I’ll put it here in case you think it’s relevant.