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Getting Started with IBM WebSphere sMash by Brett King, Karl Bishop, Ron Lynn

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Chapter 13. PHP in WebSphere sMash

Why Develop in PHP Using sMash?

WebSphere sMash’s PHP implementation was developed using Java SE. This means that you get the best of several environments for application development. You have the ease of use traditionally associated with the PHP core libraries and a wealth of available PHP extensions, but you also get the power of Java and its libraries, plus the WebSphere sMash APIs for HTTP access, REST, event, and database access. That’s a lot of power at your fingertips.

WebSphere sMash provides a key benefit over normal PHP development in other environments. PHP has a large following because of its ease of use and short time-to-market; however, it has not been good at providing integration with enterprise ...

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