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.

Expressive 1.0.0rc3 Released!

The Zend Framework team has just released Expressive 1.0.0rc3, featuring: More componentization; the router and template subcomponents are now in their own packages! Helpers and utility classes for creating URIs. The ability to create route-specific middleware pipelines. Multiple templating improvements. Read the full announcement, including details on installation and/or upgrading, on the framework blog.

Dockerizing PHP 7 with Zend Server

PHP 7 is out, and to help you join the revolution we’ve updated our official PHP/Zend Server container on Docker to allow you to set up the latest PHP 7 stack (GA) using the Zend Server PHP 7 technology preview in just a few minutes. This tech preview gives you the safest and most comprehensive PHP 7 stack out there with… Read more »