PHP and GlassFish - Links Update

There are two basic approaches to make PHP on GlassFish Server; one is a PHP on JVM solution like Quercus from Caucho; the other is a bridge to a traditional PHP implementation, like the PHP JavaBridge or LRWPInJava.

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A quick pass shows a number of references to these approaches:

• Quercus: Number 9, John Yeary, Sebastien, Gautam, Davis, Arun, Jason.
• JavaBridge: Davis, Jose-Diaz.
• LRWPInjava: Drupal Case Study.

The bridges are technically easier because many PHP packages are not written in PHP and need to be ported, but the PHP-on-JVM solution seems easier to deploy and manage. Of course, another, very practical, solution is to just use a web server like Apache or Sun Web Server :-)

I'm interested in your experience; if you are using PHP on/via GlassFish, please consider posting a comment describing your approach.

Comments:

somewhere in the glassfish documentation there was a reference to ARP/ART or something like that. I think it had todo with some sort of "apache runtime". Could that functionality be leveraged to pull the php dynamic libraries into the GF space? (can Grizzly play a role here?). Having the GF suite provide a single solution for many languages (including PHP) is obviously an attractive solution.

Posted by mikee on March 08, 2009 at 01:38 AM PST #

Don't forget to mention the new Project Zero (PHP on JVM):
http://www.projectzero.org/

They are even already running Drupal (including many modules).

Posted by René Leonhardt on March 08, 2009 at 08:32 PM PDT #

re: René - I know about Project Zero but I am only listing solutions that somebody has reported to have used successfully on the GlassFish Server. I just double checked; I see inquiries in the Project Zero mailing list about GlassFish but no replies. Still, it's good to track it. - eduard/o

Posted by Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart on March 09, 2009 at 12:26 AM PDT #

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