New: Open Source Software from php[architect]
[Note: this was our April Fools Day prank for 2014. Hope you enjoyed it! Or at least sharply expelled breath from your nose. We'll take that.]
That’s why we’re pleased to announce our front-end PHP solution. We’ve based it on HipHopVM, and accordingly we’re calling it PHP Front-A-Lot. We think PHP Front-A-Lot will do for front-end development what PHP did for back-end development, making it accessible to anyone with a few minutes to learn some basic commands. Plus, we wanted a real object-oriented language available to front-end developers.
To do this, we’ve had to make some changes. For example, PDO isn’t feasible on the front-end, but the
mysql extension is just perfect as an interface to any front-end data stores. Additionally, to address security, we’re defaulting
On. Finally, because variables persist in the front end, we’ve re-introduced
register_globals and defaulted it to
On. So veteran PHP programmers will be able to use their almost-forgotten PHP 4 skills to be up and running quickly.
New PHP programmers may be less familiar with these concepts, so as new innovations come out, our mutual friend Matt (we’ll introduce him later) is creating a script archive to store useful examples by users for users. We won’t act as gatekeepers; we want the innovation to flow at startup speed!
So if you want to take a step into the future, head on over to Tigris and export PHP Front-A-Lot from CVS!
the PHP Front-A-Lot Team!