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Mastering phpMyAdmin 3.1 for Effective MySQL Management by Marc Delisle

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Appendix A. History of phpMyAdmin

This appendix details the birth and evolution of phpMyAdmin over its ten-year history. A one-person hobby project back in 1998, this software has grown, in terms of both the features and the number of people involved. As a testimony to this growth, the earliest source kit I could find (for version 1.1.0) occupied 9 KB, compared to version 3.1.2's size of 3.4 MB.

Early events

The first internal version (0.9.0) was programmed by Tobias Ratschiller from Switzerland, and bears the date September 09, 1998. He then released version 1.0.1 on October 26, 1998. The early versions were offered on Tobias's site http://www.phpwizard.net (this site is no longer associated with him). Tobias wrote in the accompanying notes:

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