WinBinder: PHP meets Windows

Thia seems to be pretty amazing stuff: Winbinder, a PHP extension that integrates with the Windows API! Naturally it only works on Microsoft Windows platforms, but claims to provide all the usual PHP functionality with the addition of all the Windows API functionality.

There are two fundamental uses here:

  1. For Web Programmers: Implement Windows functionality into your Web Server applications. Thing is, most of the Windows API is concerned with the GUI. Not much use for a server-side script supposed to be outputting HTML!
  2. For Desktop Software Programmers: Develop your Windows applications much faster and with all the goodies instantly available in PHP. Sounds great in principle, but you need PHP installed every PC that wants to run the application. So it's definitely a quick-fix techie solution, not for mass-consumption.


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