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Amfphp puzzle.jpg
Developer(s)Wolfgang Hamman, John Cowen, Justin Watkins, Patrick Mineault, Wade Arnold, Ariel Sommeria-Klein
Stable release
2.2.2 Profiler / January 2016
Operating systemCross-platform
TypePHP Library
WebsiteAmfphp at Silex Labs

Amfphp is a library for creating PHP-based application back ends. Key features are support for AMF among other Protocols, and developer tools such as a service browser, a client code generator, and a performance profiler. Amfphp is used primarily 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) implemented a good part of the Remoting framework, and released 0.9b in September 2003.
  • In December 2004, Patrick Mineault releases version 1.0
  • In October 2007 Wade Arnold took the lead of the project to bring a production ready release of Amfphp with 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 performance profiling.[11]
  • version 2.2.1 is released in August 2014.[12]
  • version 2.2.2 is released in January 2016.[13]


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