This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
Hmm, interesting concept. DWR works by inspecting the Java classes and creating client-side proxies that use Ajax as their transport. I haven't heard of any php equivalents, and don't know enough about php (anything really) to know if has the inpection facilities to easily implement something along these lines.