The state of PHP in 2017

Welcome to 2017!

There’s no denying that 2016 was a big year for PHP, and all indicators suggest 2017 would be equally exciting, if not even more so:

 

The State of PHP in 2017

What are PHP developers doing and what are they worried about? Taking the results of our recent Developer Pulse survey, this infographic pulls out the statistics, trends, and lessons of over 1200 PHP developers to help understand where we are today and what 2017 will bring. For example:

  • Over 50% of respondents are planning to move to PHP 7.x within one year – this is phenomenal – an unprecedented pace.
  • The biggest security concern with PHP is vulnerabilities in custom code
  • 21% of respondents have already implemented continuous delivery (CD), and many others are implementing subsets of CD (such as CI, test automation, release automation, and deployment automation)

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The state of PHP in 2017

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    Zeev Suraski

    Zeev Suraski is CTO and VP of engineering at Rogue Wave Software, leading the Zend research and development teams. One of the principal authors of the PHP programming language, Zeev’s involvement with PHP dates back to 1997 when he co-created the foundation for PHP 3 - the first version of PHP that resembles modern PHP. Zeev later spearheaded the PHP 4 project - which made PHP the most popular development language in the world for web apps, contributed to PHP 5, and is to blame for the sixth version of PHP being named PHP 7. Zeev co-founded Zend Technologies (later acquired by Rogue Wave) in 1999. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

    About Zeev Suraski

    Zeev Suraski is CTO and VP of engineering at Rogue Wave Software, leading the Zend research and development teams. One of the principal authors of the PHP programming language, Zeev’s involvement with PHP dates back to 1997 when he co-created the foundation for PHP 3 - the first version of PHP that resembles modern PHP. Zeev later spearheaded the PHP 4 project - which made PHP the most popular development language in the world for web apps, contributed to PHP 5, and is to blame for the sixth version of PHP being named PHP 7. Zeev co-founded Zend Technologies (later acquired by Rogue Wave) in 1999. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.