Anew year is upon us—and quite a few interesting things
have already happened. We just published our first book, for
example. The Zend PHP Certification Practice Test Book, which
I co-wrote with John Coggeshall, has just been unleashed on the
PHP community with (if I may unleash some personal pride)
extremely good results. In a separate—but far more important—
piece of news, PHP was named “language of the year 2004” by a
site that tracks language usage in the development community.
PHP 5 continues to plow along quickly and efficiently, with a new
point release scheduled for release soon that will introduce some
much-anticipated new functionality....