This week has seen the twelfth anniversary of the company, yes we started back in 1999. Happy Birthday Magma!
The internet was quite different back then, the technologies were in their infancy, HTML used ‘font’ tags, stylesheets (CSS) hadn’t arrived and rich multimedia sites were a pipe dream. Our language of choice all these years, PHP, was still around version 3.1.12, so nothing even close to the fast and feature rich object oriented (OOP) PHP 5.3 we use today.
As a team, Magma are equally excited about developments for the future as we are the journey so far. Our developers all attended the 6th PHP conference in London in February, and we’re looking at some of the new techniques and technology that is helping applications to scale further into the enterprise. It’s not just the developers either our front-end engineers & designers sparkle when they get to go to conferences such as DiBi and learn about the new directions for design, user interface trends and best practice.
We believe that the next twelve years will bring an even faster pace of development, bridging into mobile, TV and other content delivery platforms, these however, will continue to be driven and supported by a raft of web technologies at the back end. Whilst I think it’s fairly obvious we enjoy ourselves in work, we get equally passionate if not more so, solving client requirements using these techniques, many of you may see it in a magical fashion, to us it’s more an, admittedly quite geeky, art form.