April 20, 2009
Around when Zend was brandy new, so somewhere in the early aughts. It seemed far less abstruse than perl at the time. Okay, it still is - but as a sysadmin [awk,sed,tr etc.] perl is still a favorite. :)
Casual user, but would like to keep in touch with PHP dev. I'm somewhat of a 'sloppy coder' as it is, so my ambition is more toward getting to best practices I guess.