PHP powers the digital economy, with millions of websites using PHP as their server-side language of choice. Add to that an estimated 5.5 million PHP developers, and an ever-growing appetite for speedy and secure digital experiences, PHP is poised for yet another banner year in 2023. 

But the growth and prosperity of the PHP ecosystem isn’t without its challenges. Among many notable findings, our 2023 PHP Landscape Report found that PHP teams regularly struggle with performance issues, debugging, and keeping pace with PHP upgrades – with the latter being especially prevalent following on the heels of PHP 7.4 end of life in November, 2022. 

With so much innovation and progress in the PHP space, and just as many potential pitfalls for teams to avoid, understanding the state of PHP development is more critical than ever. 

Editor's Note: The 2024 PHP Landscape Report is now available. Get the latest on the state of PHP by downloading the 2024 edition of the report.

About the Webinar 

In this on-demand webinar, Zend Product Manager Matthew Weier O’Phinney discusses the 2023 state of PHP development based on key findings from the Zend 2023 PHP Landscape Report

Watch the webinar today for data and analysis on: 

  • The most-used PHP versions, as well as plans and obstacles to upgrading PHP 
  • PHP containerization, automation, and orchestration trends 
  • Top development priorities for PHP teams 
  • Emerging trends teams should watch in 2023 
  • And more! 

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Matthew Weier O’Phinney

Zend Product Manager, Zend by Perforce

Matthew began developing on Zend Framework (ZF) before its first public release, and led the project for Zend from 2009 through 2019. He is a founding member of the PHP Framework Interop Group (PHP-FIG), which creates and promotes standards for the PHP ecosystem — and is serving his second elected term on the PHP-FIG Core Committee.