Oracle Move Ahead On PHP DevelopmentAug 03, 2015
Zend Technologies and Oracle had released a beta version of a product linking Oracle’s database to PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) programming, which is becoming a prominent alternative or supplement to the Java and .Net application development paradigms.
PHP serves as a platform for developing Web applications and Web services, Zend said. Zend Core for Oracle, which is Zend’s PHP environment that integrates with Oracle databases, will be available as a free download from the Oracle Technology Network and the Zend Web site.
“It’s a tested PHP [product] that bundles the Oracle libraries and it provides our customers an out-of-the-box experience with PHP and Oracle,” said Andy Gutmans, co-founder and vice president of technology at Zend.
“Within three minutes [developers] can get up and running as far as developing Web applications, Gutmans said.
As part of the popular open source LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and Perl/PHP Python) stack, PHP has caught the eye of not only Oracle but also IBM, which is linking its databases to Zend’s environment. Zend acknowledges that Java is better suited for more heavy-duty transactional applications such as banking systems than what could be done with PHP. But PHP could provide a front end for these applications.