Oracle is adding PHP development to its cloud platform, with plans to add other languages, including Ruby. Support for Oracle’s open source MySQL database will be added as well.
The Oracle Application Container Cloud service for building and scaling apps in the cloud is adding PHP support, including the PHP native runtime. Ruby is expected to be added in three to four months. The service also supports Java and Node.js.
Oracle is not the first to support PHP development in its cloud: Google already has done so on its Google App Engine cloud platform. But Siddhartha Agarwal, vice president of product management and strategy for Oracle Cloud Platform, emphasized the Oracle cloud’s Java capabilities, which can be paired with PHP. “The thing is that they might want to be writing applications that are [working with] Java EE-based apps,” he noted.