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Is there a future for PHP?

By admin | Comments: 0 | October 25, 2016

PHP was originally called PHP/FI and was developed using C programming language. It was first created in 1994 by Ramus Lerdorf for tracking visits to his online resume and therefore was given the name “Personal Home Page Tools”.

With the introduction of Word Press (which is a Content Management System (CMS)) in 2003, the popularity of Word Press developed websites has increased considerably as it allows users to quickly and easily construct content rich sites without having too much technical ability. It has grown in popularity so much so that it boasts a client base including CNN and NBC Sports to mention a few. The core of Word Press was developed using PHP.

As it has been proven that PHP works well with content management systems such as Word Press it is very likely that new CMS platforms will be created in the same language. Furthermore Word Press users can rely on PHP developers to develop customised add-ons.

The question is how you increase your earning potential as a developer, developing on platforms such as Word Press? Simple! Make yourself available as a contractor, even if you have never done it before!
In my opinion the future of PHP is definitely safe (for at least for the next 5 to 10 years). Especially when there are more and more companies similar to WordPress who will be looking to develop similar platforms with the overall intention of making the whole web development process less technically reliant.

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