Amfphp is a library for PHP -based application back ends. Key features are support for AMF among other protocols , and developer tools such as a browser, a client code generator, and a performance profiler. Amfphp is used for games and Apache Flex business applications.


  • Support for parsing AMF [1] and other protocols [2]
  • Service browser [3]
  • Plugin system [4]
  • Client code generation [5]


  • In 2002 Wolfgang Hamman reverse engineers the AMF format to create a working gateway. [6]
  • Other developers (Justin Watkins, John Cowen).
  • In December 2004, Patrick Mineault releases version 1.0
  • In October 2007 Wade Arnold took the lead from the Amfphp project with a support for the AMF3 protocol. 1.9 beta 2 is released in January 2008, but then development stalls as Wade Arnold [7] is hired by Adobe to work on Zend AMF. [8]
  • Ariel Sommeria-klein and Danny Kopping pick up the project in December 2009. Version 1.9 is released in February 2010.
  • In 2010 Silex Labs is founded, and officially takes control of the project. Ariel Sommeria-Klein takes team lead.
  • Version 2.0, a near complete rewrite is released in September 2011. [9]
  • Version 2.1 is released in June 2012, adding client project stub generation. [10]
  • Version 2.2 is released in December 2013, adding profiling performance. [11]
  • Version 2.2.1 is released in August 2014. [12]
  • Version 2.2.2 is released in January 2016. [13]


  1. Jump up^ Introduction to Amfphp
  2. Jump up^ Using Alternative Data Formats (JSON, etc.)
  3. Jump up^ Connecting to a Database Using Amfphp 4 RemoteObject
  4. Jump up^ Plugins
  5. Jump up^ Client Generators
  6. Jump up^ Flash remoting for PHP: A responsive
  7. Jump up^ Wade Arnold »Zend Amf Questions, Features, Demos, Bugs? ArchivedJune 26, 2009, at theWayback Machine.
  8. Jump up^ Zend Framework
  9. Jump up^ Amfphp v2 Reloaded is out
  10. Jump up^ Amfphp 2.1 Generator is out!
  11. Jump up^ Amfphp 2.2 Profiler is out!
  12. Jump up^ Amfphp 2.2.1 Profiler is out!
  13. Jump up^ Updates for Amfphp and AMF Baguette

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