Phalanger is an open source project, which is a PHP compiler that can generate.NET assembly that is very similar to Java byte-codes and operation codes with Zend PHP code. This means that as a result of the compiled code can run on. NET virtual machine, as well as compiled C # code, or even be converted into native machine code, thanks. NET JIT (Just In Time) compilation options.
This project was created in 2004, Thomas Matousek and Ladislav Prosek at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. In 2008, they went to work for Microsoft, and the project was transferred to a new team, composed Jakub Misek, Miloslav Beno, Daniel Balazs and Thomas Petricek. In 2009, they founded a company called DevSense to provide support for commercial Phalanger.