I recently gave a talk at the second PHPSouthAfrica conference in my hometown, Johannesburg. The topic of the talk was AMF – a binary data serialization protocol; it is a data format that was very popular back with the Flash kiddies (full disclosure: I was such a kiddie), and I wanted to show it off to the larger PHP community. It has some wonderful features such as support for a wider range of data-types, as well as object, string & array references (even circular references!) and many other little goodies.
It is with great pleasure that I announce the release of two new open-source projects under the name of Infomaniac-AMF:
There is a detailed README in both projects to get you started & convinced, and I am really hoping some of you will find this interesting enough to collaborate with me.
There is also a sample project which I built for the conference, and demoed live – it is essentially a Lanyrd clone and is built with Doctrine2, Laravel 4 & AngularJS.