I have recently tried the PHP/Java bridge and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. Installation took only 5 minutes and it works like a charme. The examples bundled with the application show some very nice usage examples.
Just a few things I noticed :
- In Tomcat 5, the bridge doesn’t seem too stable. In some situations (exceptions), the Tomcat server just shuts down. I have upgraded to Tomcat 6 and the problem hasn’t occured since.
- If you run your PHP code in apache, and Java in Tomcat, you could encounter the problem that the Java.inc file cannot be included :
because the ‘allow_url_include‘ setting is disabled in PHP. I solved this by copying the Java.inc and JavaProxy.php files to the PHP server, including them the usual way :
You can then set the location of the java bridge in your PHP code :