The Heroku platform as a service has announced that it now supports the PHP programming language. Adam Gross, VP of product at Heroku, said two things helped the company decide to add PHP support: the release of Facebook’s HipHop VM for PHP (HHVM) and the sheer number of PHP developers. “PHP developers are like the dark matter of the developer universe,” said Gross. “They’re not as visible and vocal, but there are a lot of them.”
The cloud development platform will support the Composer PHP packaging system as well as HHVM.