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2019 Impact Award Nominees

Posted by on September 18, 2019

To celebrate of “25 Years of PHP” at php[world], we’re bring back the php[architect] Impact Awards to recognize the projects, tools, services, and people which have made a significant contribution to PHP development and the community in general.

This year, I’ve reached out to magazine contributors to identify nominees in four categories:

  1. Best Tool or Service: When your writing code, designing classes, preparing tests, or managing your application what are the tools and services which make the tasks faster, less error-prone or less stressful? If you were stuck on a deserted island writing PHP code … which would you want to have with you?
  2. Best Framework or Application: Framework and Application let us proverbially stand on the shoulders of giants. By collaborating, we avoid re-inventing the wheel and can focus on addressing the unique aspects of the problems we face. What framework or PHP-based application do you turn to when starting a new project?
  3. Best Developer Experience: Beyond PHP, what other services, APIs, cloud or hosting provider, stand above the rest as easy-to-work with for solving the problems you face. They may be part of a framework or platform mentioned earlier by solving a particular problem really elegantly.
  4. Lifetime Achievement: please nominate any person who’s made a significant contribution to PHP. This could be a contribution to the language (internals) or the PHP project more broadly (documentation, QA, etc). Or it could be someone who has contributed to PHP’s adoption, education, and broader community.

We’re excited to see who is nominated and will announce the winners at php[world] next month. Join us to be a part of the celebration. Who would you recognize? Let me know in the comments below.

Oscar still remembers downloading an early version of the Apache HTTP server at the end of 1995, and promptly asking "Ok, what's this good for?" He started learning PHP in 2000 and hasn't stopped since. He's worked with Drupal, WordPress, Zend Framework, and bespoke PHP, to name a few. Follow him on Google+.

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