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International PHP Magazine: Interview--Zeev Suraski & Andi Gutmans of Zend

Jun 28, 2004, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"1. Firstly, can you tell us a little about yourselves, and your involvement with the PHP and the Zend development team? What first got you into software development and what is your programming background? What got you into developing applications such as the Zend products and PHP itself?

"Andi and I created the language in 1997, when we needed a solution to implement a shopping cart project for University. Some ideas were borrowed from PHP/FI, a tool that we tried to use beforehand, but that proved to be far too limited and unreliable for our purposes. Our project fixed most of the shortcomings of PHP/FI, and was built on top of a reliable infrastructure, that was highly extensible..."

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