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Application Development Trends: New LAMP Layer: FileMaker API for PHP?

Aug 02, 2006, 21:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John K. Waters)

"A three-way collaboration among FileMaker customers well-versed in PHP, engineers and commercial PHP vendor Zend Technologies has enabled FileMaker to roll out the first public beta preview of a new Application Programming Interface (API) for the popular PHP open-source scripting language.

"FileMaker's senior product manager Kevin Nathanson says that FileMaker is addressing two audiences with the API beta: existing users of the company's database software, and PHP developers looking for simpler database software than DBMSs such as MySQL. The open-source MySQL is the 'M' in the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and Perl/Python/PHP), which are commonly assembled today to run dynamic Web pages. Santa Clara, Calif-based FileMaker has been working on the API for about year..."

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