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DNode protocol for PHP

This project implements the DNode remote procedure call protocol for PHP. The intent is to enable PHP scripts to act as part of a distributed Node.js cloud, allowing Node to call PHP code, and PHP to call Node code.

You can read more about DNode and PHP in the introductory blog post.

Build Status


dnode-php can be installed using the Composer tool. You can either add dnode/dnode to your package dependencies, or if you want to install dnode-php as standalone, go to the main directory of this package and run:

$ wget
$ php composer.phar install

You can then use the composer-generated autoloader to access the DNode classes:

require 'vendor/autoload.php';

Running the examples

After installing, you can run the DNode examples located in the examples directory. Each example contains both a client and a server.

For example:

$ php examples/simple/server.php
$ php examples/simple/client.php
n = 3300

The examples have been written to be compatible with the DNode examples, meaning that you can use any combination of PHP-to-PHP, Node-to-Node, PHP-to-Node, or Node-to-PHP as you wish.

$ node simple/client.js
n = 3300

Current limitations

  • Only regular, non-encrypted TCP sockets are supported


dnode-php is under heavy development. If you want to participate, please send pull requests.


DNode RPC protocol implementation for PHP




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