Zend by Perforce Announces Sponsorship and Ongoing Support of the PHP Foundation

 MINNEAPOLIS, January 18, 2022 – Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, has released details regarding their role within the PHP Foundation and their ongoing support and stewardship of the PHP programming language.  
Zend by Perforce, a key contributor to the architecture, innovation, and development of the PHP project, will continue their monetary and developmental contributions to the PHP core project under the new PHP Foundation — a continuation of their 20+ years of contributions to PHP.  
“Zend has long been a direct contributor to PHP,” said Tim Russell, Chief Product Officer at Perforce Software. “Perforce is proud to continue that commitment, and to play a central role in the ongoing success of PHP —  both as a language and as a community."  
Zend, originally founded by leading PHP contributors Andi Gutmans and Zeev Suraski, has contributed heavily to PHP through the years — including the Zend Engine, the PHP 5+ object model, the OpCache extension, PHPNG, the Just-In-Time (JIT) compiler, and a long list of performance improvements and optimizations.  
Dimitry Stogov, who joined Zend (now Zend by Perforce) in December 2003, has also served as a leading lifetime contributor to PHP. In his 18 years as Zend Principal Engineer, Stogov has contributed over 8,000 commits to PHP, including significant performance improvements, as well as key projects that laid the groundwork for PHP 7 and the PHP JIT compiler.
“With this commitment to the PHP Foundation, Zend is helping to involve more core contributors to ensure a long and vibrant future for PHP,” said Stogov, who is also a PHP Foundation Board Member. “The PHP Foundation is excited to continue working with Zend, and other founding members, to elevate and improve PHP for years to come.” 

For more information on the PHP Foundation, or to donate, please visit: https://opencollective.com/phpfoundation

About Zend  

Zend by Perforce helps organizations use enterprise PHP to build innovative web and mobile solutions, and modernize existing applications. Used by Fortune 100 companies, our proven enterprise PHP offerings include secure, fully-supported  PHP runtimes, software infrastructure, tools, certifications, and enterprise long-term support for PHP 5.6, 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3. For more information, visit www.zend.com. 

About Perforce

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