Knowing something about PHP history and who initially created the PHP language and started the PHP project is an interesting side information that might help inspire you for developing something yourself as well. It might also help you better understand the current state of PHP functionality.
PHP was initially written by Rasmus Lerdorf. It all started in 1994 when Rasmus started working on the very first incarnation of PHP which was a simple set of Common Gateway Interface (CGI) binaries written in the C programming language.
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