I don't know exactly when I started writing PHP. It was shortly after the start of my second quarter of my freshman year of college, when a newly-met friend of mine introduced me to PHP as an easier to understand alternative to Perl. That puts it, I think, somewhere in January or February of 1999.
20 years ago, give or take a week. I have been writing PHP for two decades. That's more than half my lifetime. I feel old.
I thought it would be amusing (mostly at my expense) to look back a bit on just how much the PHP world has changed in the last two decades.
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