Zend Framework in 2017: By the numbers

It’s been a banner year for Zend Framework, as our vibrant community contributors helped us to release major new features and updates plus our overall interactions with the people who make Zend Framework what it is, grew significantly.

All this activity means a better foundation for Zend Framework, and some amazing things planned for 2018. Here’s just a few items and numbers to illustrate how we did this year:

  • We hit the 100M downloads milestone of all ZF packages in Q1 2017 and just hit 200M last week – meaning we doubled our downloads in less than a year!
  • We’ve published over 260 releases in 85 different repositories
  • We blogged more than three dozen times throughout the year, allowing us to give you two eBooks: One covering ZF components and one covering Expressive (download now)
  • We released Expressive 2.0, our first major update since the initial release

As far as what’s coming up, we’ve helped push the PSR-15 (Middleware specification) standard and brought it to a review vote, with an acceptance vote scheduled for early January 2018. As we all know, standards are slow moving, so driving this forward has been a huge accomplishment for the community.

We’re also on track to release Expressive 3.0, with full support for PSR-15 immediately after its acceptance vote. The Preview has just been released for you to try out.

Of course, none of this is possible without the ZF community, so that’s why this year also saw the creation of the Zend Framework Slack channel, the launch of our Discourse forums, and the publication of our (semi) weekly community newsletter.

It’s been a banner year and it’s been worth it – we hope you’re along for the ride in 2018!

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    Matthew Weier O'Phinney

    Matthew is an open source software architect, specializing in PHP. Currently, he is a principal engineer and the project lead for Zend Framework, a project with which he has been involved in since before the first public preview release. Matthew is a Zend Certified Engineer, and a member of the Zend Education Advisory Board, the group responsible for authoring the Zend Certification Exam. He also contributes to a number of open source projects, blogs on PHP-related topics, and presents talks and tutorials related to PHP development.

    About Matthew Weier O'Phinney

    Matthew is an open source software architect, specializing in PHP. Currently, he is a principal engineer and the project lead for Zend Framework, a project with which he has been involved in since before the first public preview release. Matthew is a Zend Certified Engineer, and a member of the Zend Education Advisory Board, the group responsible for authoring the Zend Certification Exam. He also contributes to a number of open source projects, blogs on PHP-related topics, and presents talks and tutorials related to PHP development.

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