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Centre of Expertise to Encourage PHP Growth

AMSTERDAM, September 25 /PRNewswire/ -- In order to further encourage the use of the PHP programming language and to further enhance the quality of PHP programmers, Ibuildings will start a PHP Centre of Expertise this year. The centre will be lead by Cal Evans, a world-renowned PHP expert. He is, among many other things, the editor-in-chief of one of the most important portals for PHP developers. His transfer to Ibuildings caused quite a stir in the PHP community. In October Evans will move from his current residence in Nashville (Tennessee - US) to the Netherlands.

AMSTERDAM, September 25 /PRNewswire/ — In order to further encourage the use of the PHP programming language and to further enhance the quality of PHP programmers, Ibuildings will start a PHP Centre of Expertise this year. The centre will be lead by Cal Evans, a world-renowned PHP expert. He is, among many other things, the editor-in-chief of one of the most important portals for PHP developers. His transfer to Ibuildings caused quite a stir in the PHP community. In October Evans will move from his current residence in Nashville (Tennessee – US) to the Netherlands.

"PHP has an increasingly prominent position in the enterprise business market," Evans says. "During the recent PHP developers' conference in California we were inundated with examples from especially the European telecommunications industry, where PHP is used in a wide range of applications. Especially when dealing with high-volume transactions, PHP is a faster time to market, and therefore cheaper, than competing programming languages."

The goal of the Centre of Expertise is to provide a major boost to the PHP community, which encompasses approximately 4.6 million developers. Educating and implementing best practices is one of the most important contributions Evans wants to provide through the Centre of Expertise. "Secure programming, use of different methodologies, like Agile, are points of particular interest. My goal is to make the professionals fully aware of the desires and requirements of the enterprise market," Evans added.

Evans' transfer from the US to the Netherlands can rightly be called remarkable. But Evans is flattered by Ibuildings' invitation. "Over the last few years, I noticed that Ibuildings consistently hired the best people in the PHP community. People I respect deeply. The combination of their vision of PHP's current and future role plus their entrepreneurial mentality are exceptional."

As an example of future growth, Evans mentions countries in South America where the open source language PHP is increasingly being used. The porting of I5 and COBOL to an Internet environment also increases the demand for PHP expertise. "Demand for PHP programmers grew by 40 percent in 2007," Evans says, emphasizing PHP's increasing importance.

In order to meet the high demand for expertise, in addition to the Centre of Expertise, Evans will also be involved in Ibuildings' training department, which provides PHP training for both its own employees and external parties.

About Ibuildings

Established in 1999, Ibuildings is the leading PHP authority in the UK and The Netherlands. We assist organisations that deploy mission-critical LAMP technology. Ibuildings offers a comprehensive range of PHP services including application development, training, professional consultancy and application support.

SOURCE Ibuildings

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