Zend Collaboration Project

There are times when you go to conferences, and you have a great time. Then there are those other times when you decide “Hmmm…maybe next year” then kick your self when something really big is announced.

While I was lucky enough to see the announcement of OpenOffice at OSCON a few years back, this week I missed what may one day become the NextBigThing for the PHP Community from Zend.

If you haven’t yet heard of the PHP Collaboration Project, you may want to go check out Zend’s website for it. From their FAQ:
The PHP Collaboration Project is an open source initiative through which the PHP community and partners will create an industrial-grade PHP Web application development and deployment environment.

Sure, at the moment it is just an announcement. However, if anyone is going to be able to muster the open source and big-business backing to actually pull off a decent/universal programming platform for PHP it would be Zend.

Good luck guys!