PHP on Java via Quercus

Published on 2010-08-28 by John Collins.

Jason Gilmore on has posted a nice introduction to Quercus, which is Caucho Technology's 100% Java implementation of PHP 5 released under the Open Source GPL license:

Quercus: Bring Java's Power to Your PHP Development (and Vice Versa)

It reminds me of JRuby, which I use everyday. The great benefit of technologies like these is that they enable the developer to avoid the verbosity of the Java language itself in favour of a dynamic language like PHP or Ruby, but still leverage the highly optimised Java interpreter (JRE).

Updated 2021 : note that the above post was originally published in 2010, but is left here for archival purposes. While the Quercus site is still running as of 2021, I can see that there has not been a software release since 2014. The article is gone, so I have updated the link to point to an archived copy from the Wayback Machine.