My New thing is:
Replication of the the basic format and use of Java Beans and Java Custom Tags in JSP for PHP.
This does come into play with PHPortal-Xpc. Specifically with the App Builder.
JBeans and JTags offer a standard protocol in which to write applications, a standard interface in which to reference your formatted apps and a sort of middle-ware to make it all happen.
So what we have is three layers.
1. The parser that interprets and calls the repective references.
2. The formatted class libs/apps.
3. The template that calls the class libs and pass arguments.
I will set up the classic hello world for each as well as a Datetime app samples.