Colin O'Dell: The Journey to 1,000,000 Downloads
On his site Colin O'Dell has a new post about a major milestone one of the packages he supports has crossed - the 1 million download mark. His post doesn't talk about how amazing the package, league/commonmark, is or even what it has to offer but about the process of getting there and the community support that made it possible.
This morning I came into work to find my Packagist download counter had rolled over: league/commonmark now has over 1,000,000 downloads!
To celebrate this milestone I thought I'd share the story of how this package came about, how it's grown, and how I couldn't have reached this milestone without the PHP community's help.
He talks about the initial creation of the package, its early days and how it was invited to become a part of the PHP League group of packages. He talks about improvements made to the package since then, including some integrations with other tools and projects. He then ends the post with thanks to the community for the support and their efforts to help make this package and all of them that make up the PHP ecosystem possible.