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- Lennert Stock
May 16, 2006, 5:25 pm
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PHP version 5 & AJAX
With DutchPIPE open source software, web developers can make virtual
multi-user environments. Each web page becomes an abstracted
environment or location where visitors and other items on the page are
visualized. This status is retained as visitors move around. A lot of
real-time interaction is possible. The result: Persistent Interactive
Page Environments. DutchPIPE uses AJAX and the DOM for the browser -
it works without Java, Flash, plugin or firewall adjustments. On the
server, PHP 5 is used.
To see what it implies:
With DutchPIPE, developers program "world" objects in PHP. This gives
a lot of power, and is also a lot of fun! The site becomes an
abstracted world or universe populated with objects which can be moved
into or out of eachother and perform certain actions. There's only one
world with one set of objects - if you drop something on a page,
someone else can visit that page, see the object, and carry it away
DuchPIPE is free. It's available for download at http://dutchpipe.org/
under the MIT license.
You need a web server running PHP 5, and be able to run a PHP 5 script
from the command line. To support registered users and such, you need
a database like MySQL.
DutchPIPE is "alpha" software. Please tell me all your comments, bug
findings, ideas, etcetera. You are also welcome to contribute.
Although DutchPIPE is usable to the extent that for example
DutchPIPE.org runs on it, there are various issues still pending and
some things need to be improved or expanded before it will enter beta
or stable status. Please read the release notes distributed with the
source code for further information.
With kind regards,
Lennert Stock - firstname.lastname@example.org