Currently I'm stirring up ))TikiTroublemajor changes to Tiki so Tiki can be smaller and faster if needed, but also retain it's feature-rich environment.
I've been a software developer since 1990 - and it is what I do for a living. I graduated from Virginia Tech, home of the coolest super computer in the world .I actually write PHP for a high profile dot com website all day, every day. I've coded C++, Java, Perl, and tons of other languages for years. I love PHP best because the development speed is way ahead of any other language, and php 4 classes are good enough to allow one to implement (but not enforce) decent software design practices. I like Redhat (KDE!), Mac OS X, and I truly hate Windows because it really is a wretched product.
I settled on Tiki after reviewing dozens of cms systems at the code level. I am looking to make BIG sites (millions of pages i hope) and Tiki's support of ADODB db abstraction layer was key for me. This allows Tiki to move into Oracle and Postgres. I'm a big postgres fan because I have been using it for years, has many features required for dealing with big piles of data, and has been very reliable. MySQL has been very unreliable for me on multiple occasions, and cannot meet the data integrity standards I require.
NOTE: my sourceforge user is 'gravesweeper' sorry they don't match. i suck. but now you know who to yell at when code is broken.