I'm not sure that this is the place to ask such a question, but i'm trying to perform Migration from PHP to Java and there are several issues i have to figure out before starting.
Unfortunately i have 3 questions and only 125 points (I'll increase these point later on). So here they are:
Q1: I found a site that looks quite interesting: http://www.datatek-net.com/dtk_conversion.htm?t
Can anyone recommend some other companies, since they probably don't migrate PHP to Java (haven't recieved answer yet).
Q2: The second easy way out is to use a PHP/Java Bridge. http://www.zend.com/products/zend_platform/in_depth/php_java_integration
this one looks quite tempting and this could save us a lot of time, because then we could do an integration and migrate to java step by step, not stop most of the development and start wrinting the same thing in Java. Is it as good as it is said on this zend page and what's the catch (there has to be one)?
Q3: This is the way, it is planned now. Manually rewrite the entire system (about 5 million lines of code) in Java. It will take a lot of time and a lot of effort, but it has some good points: the code will be cleaned up, no deprecated stuff in it, better organized code, etc. From the info found in google, the common trend looks like migrating to PHP not from PHP. So if anyone has experience with this, please share your know-how and experience with me.
Thanks in advance