Rich Internet applications are a hot topic at present. In this article, returning author Titus Barik introduces OpenLaszlo, an upcoming technology designed to address this issue using XML and Flash. He explains how to embed OpenLaszlo applications into your PHP scripts, and how you can use PHP as a bridge to communicate MySQL data via XML.
For more information, see the PHP Architect August 2006 Issue announcement. As usual, reprints are available electronically on a limited basis upon request.