"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
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