PHP is a widely-used Open Source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML. Its syntax draws upon C, Java, and Perl, and is easy to learn. PHP runs on many different platforms and can be used as a standalone executable or as a module under a variety of Web servers. It has excellent support for databases, XML, LDAP, IMAP, Java, various Internet protocols, and general data manipulation, and is extensible via its powerful API. It is actively developed and supported by a talented and energetic international team. Numerous Open Source and commercial PHP-based application packages are available.
Roadsend PHP produces optimized stand alone applications, libraries, and Web applications from standard PHP source code. The compiler produces native machine code, not PHP byte code, so no interpreter is required. It is a new implementation of the PHP language and runtime environment compatible with Zend PHP. It does not share any code with the original PHP implementation.
PH7 is an in-process software library that implements a highly-efficient embeddable bytecode compiler and a virtual machine for the PHP programming language. It implements most PHP 5.3 constructs, including heredoc, nowdoc, gotos, classes, anonymous functions, and closures, along with powerful extensions such as function overloading, comma expressions, full type hinting, string comparison operators, and more. It is the ideal library for enhancing your application or device (such as router or set-top box) with dynamic Web interfaces, with the benefits and power of PHP and without the overhead incurred by process creation. As an embedded interpreter, it allows multiple interpreter states to coexist in the same program, without any interference between them.
PTM is a Perl/HTML hybrid language, written entirely in Perl, and similar to PHP in tag syntax. It allows for the ease of PHP-style inline code in your dynamic HTML documents, while supplying the power of Perl that many find to be sorely lacking in PHP. PTM's parser application, referred to as the PPA, acts as an Apache plugin, a standalone parser placed in the cgi-bin, or a command line parser (for debugging purposes), and is distributed for both Unix and Window platforms. Additionally, PTM wraps many variables common to PHP to ease the transition between PTM and PHP when switching back and forth.
SPindent (Server Page Indenter) is a JSP/PHP structural validator and indenter. It performs structural compatibility check of inner HTML generated from "parallel" branches of process flow statements such as if/else. It allows for those HTML branches to have different entry and exit HTML stack points, as far as the branches are compatible. This allows for verification and proper indentation of handy workarounds, as well as rusty pyramids. It is based on MixedCC (Mixed Compiler Compiler).