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).