Musketeers.me to acquire php|architect’s brand and products effective January 1st

Posted by on December 17, 2012
 

This month marks php|architect’s tenth anniversary.

I wish I could tell you that this milestone is the result of a well-reasoned long term strategy that we implemented over the years, but the reality is that it’s hard for me to overstate how proud I am of what we have achieved.

When we first announced that we’d be publishing a PHP magazine, Arbi, Emanuela, and I had no idea that we would get this far. We just wanted a publication that would reflect our own passion for a language that had far more potential than the educational materials of the time reflected. If anybody had told me that I would be writing this blog post a decade later, I would have probably questioned their sanity.

Over the course of the last ten years, our focus has always been education—not just of our readers and customers, but also our own. We taught ourselves about publishing, organizing events, training, and dealing with people from all walks of life. Many of the things we learned were fun, and some not so much; all were very interesting.

Most of all, we have learned to rely on the PHP community, which we watched grow and evolve alongside our favourite language. Faced with our kind of longevity, far too many people like to think that they they owe their success to no-one other than themselves. We, on the other hand, firmly believe that, while there are always ups and downs, our accomplishments have only been possible through the help, direct and indirect, of the thousands of people who make PHP great every day.

Thus, as the end of our first decade in business approaches and we have decided that we must move on, it’s important for us to know that php|architect will remain in good hands. We are happy to announce that, effective January 1st, Musketeers.me LLC will take over the php|architect brand and all activities associated with it, including our magazine, books, training, and events.

Given that Musketeers was formed only recently, their name may not ring a bell, but the people behind it—Eli, Kevin, Oscar, and Sandy—are well-known and very active members of the community. PHP is their passion, and we couldn’t think of better people to take over the business we have spent so long building and grow it into something even more exciting.

As we transition things over to them over the coming weeks, you will hear about the many great initiatives they have planned for php|a. In the meantime, all of us at Blue Parabola want to thank you for so many years of fun, and look forward to all the good things to come. And, if you’re looking for some more personal thoughts on the transition, you can find them on my blog.


About the author—Marco is the keeper of keys and Chief Garbage Collector at Blue Parabola, php|architect's parent company. He can be found on Twitter as @mtabini.