Last week, I received a rather cryptic e-mail with the following subject line: “Are you available today to talk about PHP?” The body was even more cryptic: “If so, please provide a phone number. Thanks.” Normally, I would’ve tossed such a message aside, assuming that it’s either spam or someone in Nigeria wanting me to build a PHP application for them after I give them my bank account and routing numbers so they can deposit the funds necessary to complete the work, but I noticed that this message was sent by an Editor at Large from InfoWorld. So, I decided to give it a shot and send my number back to him.
Shortly thereafter I received a phone call from Paul Krill, who was writing a piece about Zend Core 2.0 (specifically with regard to Microsoft support), the Zend-Microsoft partnership, and the new CEO of Zend. Apparently, Zend was announcing their new CEO and releasing a beta of Zend Core 2.0 on the 16th (which they did). Strangely enough, I find it odd that the PHP community remained virtually quiet (literally) on these issues this week.
Nevertheless, InfoWorld ran Paul’s news story on the 16th, and I was quoted in it. I think this is the first time I’ve ever been quoted outside publications in the PHP world. Luckily for me, I was not misquoted.