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Core PHP Programming, Third Edition by Leon Atkinson

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18.2. CORBA

The Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) is a standard by the Object Management Group that allows applications on disparate platforms to communicate. The best place to start learning about CORBA is <http://www.corba.org/>.

Support for CORBA in PHP was originally contained in an extension named Satellite. You can still get this implementation from the PECL repository, but its use is discouraged in favor of a new extension named Universe. At the time of writing, Universe is not part of the PHP distribution, but you can download it from <http://universe-phpext.sourceforge.net/>. Universe relies on the MICO implementation on Linux <http://www.mico.org/>, another free project.

The relative newness of this extension at the ...

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