As an established open-source community project, Phalanger already has a discussion forum and an issue tracker. Today, we’re starting a new Wiki page for Phalanger and also this blog. Although we’re actively working on Phalanger, we didn’t have any way to easily share news and information about the development of Phalanger with the community. We’re hoping to change it with this blog.
Until today, there was no single blog site dedicated to Phalanger, except for Phalanger blog posts from Tomas.
To start a blog, we needed to choose a technology first. There are many great blog site solutions, but since Phalanger is PHP compiler, we decided we should use a blog engine written in PHP… and compiled into .NET by Phalanger, of course! This serves both as a demonstration of how well Phalanger works, and it also saves resources of our web server.
We decided to use WordPress, simply because it looks nice and professional. After months of looking for the prettiest theme, we finally got something. Then it was pretty simple to get it working; we just extracted WordPress into folder on our web server, installed Phalanger, added some configuration and here it is.
This process helped us to find a few small issues in Phalanger, but they are all fixed in the latest version. The exact step-by-step guide will appear here soon. However, I can already reveal that it runs faster and allows us to use interesting things from .NET.
So, follow this blog if you want to learn more!