PHP::Impact recently named sixteen PHP open source applications that have “changed the world” including two of my all-time favorite, much loved, and long used web phenomenons, WordPress and Gallery. Ten years running is a long time for the popular, pragmatic, database-wielding phpMyAdmin to have been in high demand—I had no idea phpMyAdmin had been around that long. I am also very impressed to see Magento eCommerce on the list since it just came out of beta this March. So far, Magento is getting rave reviews and a few complaints. It will be interesting to see how these projects continue to evolve and
change take over the world.