As windows PHP developer i thik it would be great to run PHP applications from the browser (without needing a web server). Tere is a project propossing this: the moz_PHP OR MIZILLA PHP at the page "www.thomas-schilz.de/MozPHP/".
But it doesn't work very well and is not updated up to neu versions of Mozilla and Firebird.
If Microsoft could adopt the idea, and develop a php_browser, it wuold be the best tool for testing end even buid desktop applications the same way as web applications.
alfredo de oliveira - 2008-12-20 00:05:21 - In reply to message 3 from Andrei Orghici
The idea behind MOZPHP is/was the browser (with the cfh protocol) calling php to execute the script and display the generated page. Then, the browser would act as a gui interface for php (desktop) applications writen the same way as web applications. That was the idea. And i think this is great because you wouldn't need a web server. The scripts run locally but works only with php4
and Mozilla 1.5.
DWEB, indicated by Manyel Lemos is a windows program/application that EMBEDS an http server. It seems very good but i'm still testing.
Manuel Lemos - 2008-12-22 02:33:42 - In reply to message 4 from alfredo de oliveira
There is also Roadsend PHP compiler that can compile PHP into native executable programs in several platforms (Windows, Linux, Mac, etc..) and comes with an HTTP server that can be used to run PHP applications from a local browser.
alfredo de oliveira - 2008-12-22 16:56:07 - In reply to message 6 from Manuel Lemos