"Glide is a wonderfully easy on-demand image manipulation library written in PHP. It’s straightforward API is exposed via HTTP, similar to cloud image processing services like Imgix and Cloudinary. Glide leverages powerful libraries like Intervention Image (for image handling and manipulation) and Flysystem (for file system abstraction)."
"Pushpin makes it easy to create WebSocket, HTTP streaming, and HTTP long-polling services using any web stack as the backend. It’s compatible with any framework, whether Django, Rails, ASP, or even PHP. Pushpin works as a reverse proxy, sitting in front of your server application and managing all of the open client connections."
"Something I love with PHP is how easily you can build a CLI application. Some libraries like the Symfony Console Component has greatly improved this process. Also, the ability to package a whole application into a single PHAR container make the distribution and usage even easier.