I used the WebORB for PHP Web application server, when I wrote the InsideRIA article titled Photo Gallery Mate Framework, With Photo Caching. The thrust of the article was about a photo gallery written in Flex 3. I had to modify the internals of the WebORB for PHP Web application server in order to make the Adobe Action Message Format 3 (AMF 3) photo data remote messaging transfer from the PHP server to the Flex client work properly.
The detailed and involved modifications of WebORB for PHP internals were part of the article along with a larger more involved set of “how to” information on my blog. Since publishing this article, I have replaced using WebORB for PHP Web application server with the Zend Framework Zend_Amf class for Adobe Action Message Format 3 (AMF 3) client / server messaging transfers. I accidentally discovered a way to transfer photo data using the PHP Zend_Amf class, which works without modification of the AMF 3 data streaming internal code. This is the first PHP centric AMF 3 based server that I am aware of where I did not have to modify the internal PHP code for server to Flex client photo data transfers.
I thought it best to share this information with by describing the problem, how you can easily work around it, show how you can use this information, and to provide a server side update to my Photo Gallery Mate Framework, With Photo Caching article.
I have another article about using the Zend Framework titled Flex 4 / PHP Data-Centric Solutions, which is worth reading too. I hope that this information helps you as it has for me by making PHP centric photo data transfers using AMF 3 messaging much more easy to perform than using WebORB for PHP.