The open-source PHP compiler to .NET
Peachpie is still in the alpha stages of development and not fully compatible with the PHP language yet. We recommend using the project with caution and testing it thoroughly before utilizing Peachpie in a production environment.
We are now a member of the .NET Foundation!
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What is Peachpie?
Peachpie is a modern PHP compiler based on the Microsoft Roslyn compiler platform and drawing from our popular Phalanger project. It allows PHP to be executed within the .NET framework, thereby opening the door for PHP developers into the world of .NET – and vice versa.
Status and Compatibility
You can find an up-to-date status of the project in our Roadmap section. Please note that the status is dynamic; Peachpie is a work in progress, which means that the list of finished and planned features frequently changes and will be updated on a regular basis.
The Wiki also includes a Compatibility matrix for a quick overview of which frameworks Peachpie is compatible with and which features are already supported.
Increased performance: Peachpie's extensive type analysis and the influence of Microsoft Roslyn should provide an improved performance of PHP applications and components.
Security: since programs run within the standardized and manageable .NET or .NET Core environment, the code is fully verifiable without any unsafe constructs.
Cross-platform development: the project compiles legacy PHP code into portable class libraries, enabling developers to build cross-platform apps and libraries for Microsoft platforms.
Full .NET compatibility: compiled programs run on the reimplemented Peachpie runtime, fully compatibly with the PHP runtime.
Both-way interoperability: the project allows for hybrid applications, where parts are written in C# and others in PHP. The parts will be entirely compatible and can communicate seamlessly, all within the .NET framework.
How to use Peachpie
There are currently two ways of using Peachpie through
msbuild: in your favorite shell or in Visual Studio Code/Visual Studio 2017. Keep in mind that Peachpie is still a work in progress and is therefore not intended to run full applications in a production setting.
Visual Studio Code
We have a custom VSCode extension to make working with Peachpie compiler as comfortable as possible. The extension automatically installs all required dependencies, enables the
Peachpie: Create project command, syntax error underlining and Peachpie analytics:
To install the Peachpie extension, simply launch VS Code Quick Open (Ctrl+P), paste the following command, and press enter:
ext install peachpie-vscode. Watch the intro video below to see how to work with the extension:
Command line building
How to contribute?
We can use all the help we can get. You can contribute to our repository, spread the word about this project, or give us a small donation to help fund the development. If you believe you have valuable knowledge and experience to add to this project, please do not hesitate to contribute to our repo – your help is much appreciated.
You can also contribute by donating any amount of money to the development of Peachpie:
If you found a bug, have a question or if you have an improvement suggestion, the easiest way of providing feedback is to post it on Gitter or submit an issue here on GitHub. We try to respond as quickly as possible.
This project is supported by the .NET Foundation.
How to get in touch?
We kindly ask you to be patient with your queries; you can follow us on Twitter or on Facebook. You can contact us there regarding your questions or ask the community for support on Gitter, but please understand that we do not provide support at this point.
For partnership inquiries or other questions, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.