Using an SSH tunnel to step debug through a firewall

In a previous post I covered how to set up step debugging in Zend Studio. But if that doesn’t work there may be a firewall in between the server and the debugging client, or IDE, preventing the connection. Here is a possible way to get around that. Note: Of course there is no way to avoid the firewall, but this… Read more »

The New PHP Indexer in Zend Studio 13.5

Indexers are fundamental for IDEs that provide features like code assist, validation and searching in the source code. The indexer rips the source code to basic lexical units like variables, function name, parameters, etc. and persists them in an organized data structure – the index. The indexed data is then queried whenever you invoke the code assist or request a… Read more »

Setting up step debugging in Zend Studio

Recently I was helping someone set up step debugging in Zend Studio, and had some difficulties. Therefore I decided to create a blog post to remind me later, and perhaps help others get it set up. I was doing this on an Ubuntu laptop, so while menus may vary slightly the process should be very similar. Also, I did this… Read more »

Expressive 1.0.0 STABLE Released!

The Zend Framework team has just released Expressive 1.0.0 STABLE! Expressive is a PSR-7 middleware microframework, built for speed and flexibility. Use it to build APIs and websites, from small to large! You can read more about the release on the Zend Framework blog; the project also has a dedicated documentation site.

Introspecting your Code with Z-Ray for Azure

Quick experimentation, easy collaboration, automated infrastructure and scalability, together with advanced diagnostic and analytical tools  – all provide PHP developers with good reasons to develop in the cloud. Z-Ray for Azure is one such reason. If you’re new to Z-Ray, it’s a powerful debugging tool that gives developers deep insight into all the various PHP elements constructing a page, starting from the request level,… Read more »

Z-Ray Tip #3: Supreme Customer Support

Some of you might find the following scenario vaguely familiar.  A customer wakes you (or your company’s support team) in the middle of the night complaining that his app is crashing. You quickly rush out of bed and try to reproduce the disastrous calamity only to find yourself hitting a brick wall – no matter what you do to copy the exact… Read more »

On Security and PHP

Cal Evans   December 11, 2015   40 Comments on On Security and PHP

This is an Opinion/Editorial (a.k.a an Old Man Rant) “PHP IS INSECURE!”. Yet another consultant group has decided that their traffic stats are too low so they need to “shake things up a bit”. As usual, they picked PHP as the whipping boy. No, I am not going to link to them; too many people are already doing that unironically…. Read more »

Expressive 1.0.0RC4 Released!

The Zend Framework team has just released Expressive 1.0.0rc4, featuring: Fixes to registration of the UrlHelper. A minor update to the default source structure to encourage modularity. Minor configuration bugfixes and improvements. Expanded documentation. Read the full announcement, including details on installation and/or upgrading, on the framework blog.