Moving Forward

  • Posted by Mike Naberezny in PHP

    I’d like to share with you a message that I sent to the Zend Framework mailing lists this morning.

    I just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know that next week will be my last as a Zend employee. Since I receive dozens of emails every day from many people regarding the Zend Framework, I thought it would be best to send a general notice to the lists now letting you know that I am in the process of transitioning my work to others.

    You’ve probably noticed that there are some new Zenders on the mailing lists. During the next week, they’ll begin to take over my day-to-day responsibilities such as administering the SVN accounts. Andi will be sending out a note with more information. For those of you that work with me closely, I’ll be sending individual notes letting you know who to contact. Of course, please feel free to email me yourself if you have a specific question.

    After having written the first line of code for the Zend Framework and building its website, it’s very gratifying to see how far we’ve come since the initial release. The response has been overwhelmingly positive and our active community appeared almost overnight. The community has already proved itself invaluable through so many great contributions. I’m confident that the framework will continue to evolve in this positive direction with your continued participation and Zend’s guidance.

    Working for Zend has been a great experience and it is with some sadness that I leave the Zend family. I’ve recently been presented with some development opportunities that are too good to pass up, so I’ll be working for myself again as an independent software contractor. Moving forward, I’ll continue my participation on the framework lists and will most likely do some work for Zend as a contractor in the near future, but I’ll have a less active role in the framework. For those who’d like to keep up with me, you can visit my website at

    I’m very excited about being independent again and beginning new projects. I plan to continue writing articles and blogging actively. I also hope to increase my participation in the greater PHP community.

    Update: Thanks to everyone for your comments and email. On this thread, Andi Gutmans and others also respond with their comments as well.


  • comment by Steven Van Poeck 17 May 06

    Although I’m very glad for you as you’re moving on (the path of glory ;), I had to pinch a little tear in my left eye.

    Working with you on the Zend Framework translations has been a wonderful experience.

    I hope we’ll meet again, virtually and if possible one day, in real life. I’ll certainly check in back here once in a while :)

    All the best to you and yours !

  • comment by Andries Seutens 17 May 06


    This is sad news!

    I wish you the best of luck working for yourself again as an independent software contractor. Keep up the good work!

  • comment by Rob... 17 May 06

    Congraulations on the new stuff coming up. It’s always exciting when opportunites too good to turn down come your way.


  • comment by Chris Shiflett 17 May 06

    Best of luck, Mike! It’s been a real pleasure working with you on the ZF.

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