About HOUDini

This page contains information about the HOUDini project, including the history of the project, a list of the people involved in the project, and where the developers hope to take the project in the future.

What is HOUDini?

HOUDini is an application that allows users to easily make changes to a copy of php.ini, then deploy those changes to their web server. All of the settings in php.ini are listed in a form in your browser, with a text field next to them containing their current value. If you change the value in the text field and click "Make Changes", the value is changed in php.ini. See screenshots here.

Who is HOUDini For?

HOUDini is for people who are very comfortable with PHP and making changes to PHP's configuration files. We cannot stress this enough. While HOUDini makes it very easy make beneficial changes to php.ini, it also makes it very easy to make changes that cannot be easily undone. Seasoned PHP developers need not be afraid, but inexperienced users should not use HOUDini.

Project History

April 20th, 2010 PHP INteractIve became an idea, and a project is created on SourceForge.

The first version of the software is uploaded, but is soon taken down for improvement.
April 21st, 2010 PHP INteractIve is renamed to HOUDini, and another project is created on SourceForge.

HOUDini Wiki, HOUDini Forum, HOUDini Blog, and HOUDini Twitter are created.

HOUDini website is created.
April 22nd, 2010 HOUDini website is launched with online HOUDini.

Who's Involved?

Below is a list of the top contributors to HOUDini:

No image available. Jamison Bryant Jamison is a high-school software developer, and the founder of the HOUDini project. Instead of lounging in front of the television every summer, Jamison chose to teach himself to program, and is now fluent in HTML, XHTML, HTML5, CSS, PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript. He believes in open-source software, and that's why he chose SourceForge to host the HOUDini project. In fact, Jamison came up with a new way to describe free food, which is "open-source substenance".

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HOUDini in the Future

HOUDini has a lot of potential, and our developers are working to improve it every day. Here are some things you can look forward to in the next and future releases.

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