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.  
Watch 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 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  

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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.

Mike Pavlak, Zend by Perforce

Mike Pavlak

Sr. Solutions Engineer, Zend by Perforce

Mike has been working with IBM midrange solutions since 1992 and IBM Mainframes before that. 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 Senior Sales 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.