Running PHP in Java

Many might consider even the thought of running PHP inside of a Java Virtual Machine to be anathema. Others will wonder why bother (apart from the novelty). However running PHP in Java has one crucal benefit: it future-proofs your code.

Quercus is a nifty utility that will allow you to run PHP code in clouds such as Google App Engine1. This means your Drupal and WordPress sites can now be distributed across a highly avaliable and scalable cloud infrustructure.

Now if we can only get an MVC framework like Kohana or Symfony to work on top of this system..

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  1. Other great articles on running PHP in Google’s App Engine can be found here and here. IBM has also highlighted this utility. []

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