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PHAR, the PHP .exe Format, ZendCon 2012

by Helgi Þorbjörnsson

Published October 23, 2012 in Programming

Learn about what the PHAR (PHP Archives) format is all about. A PHAR is conceptually similar to a Java JAR but made to fit PHP's needs.

Hear how to use it to distribute your product to clients, why open source projects have started offering their projects as a PHAR file, run your application directly from the PHAR container without extracting anything to the filesystem, secure it using the signature feature to ensure the container hasn't been tampered with and many other interesting features.

By the end of it you will be wanting to use PHAR for CLI and Web apps alike!