Eclipse Developer’s Journal Reviews Zend Studio for Eclipse

October 22, 2007

News

p. Peter MacIntyre has posted a great “review”:http://eclipse.sys-con.com/read/444088.htm
of “Zend Studio of Eclipse”:http://www.zend.com/products/zend_studio/eclipse. (Code name Neon) It’s an interesting read if you have been looking at Zend Studio for Eclipse.

bq. Zend has decided, and I think this is a great idea, to join in with the Eclipse community that was founded in large part by IBM a number of years ago. The values that can be added by joining with the Eclipse community are many and varied. Since Eclipse was primarily established as a Java development environment it has certainly grown in leaps and bounds by way of add-on libraries just to name one popular area. Zend saw that this was a great place to cozy up to and has been developing a professional version of its PDT environment (released earlier this year) for over a year now. The PDT version is its open source free-ware version of an editor IDE that is based on the Eclipse foundation materials.

p. When I was getting this post together, my friend Avigail asked me to make sure I pointed out that you can get “Zend Studio for 15% off”:http://www.zend.com/store/software/zend_studio right now **and** you get a license key for Zend Studio for Eclipse when it comes out. So if Pete’s article makes you say “I gotta get me some of that.” well, now you can and still save a few bucks.

About Cal Evans

Many moons ago, at the tender age of 14, Cal touched his first computer. (We're using the term "computer" loosely here, it was a TRS-80 Model 1) Since then his life has never been the same. He graduated from TRS-80s to Commodores and eventually to IBM PC's. For the past 10 years Cal has worked with PHP and MySQL on Linux OSX, and when necessary, Windows. He has built on a variety of projects ranging in size from simple web pages to multi-million dollar web applications. When not banging his head on his monitor, attempting a blood sacrifice to get a particular piece of code working, he enjoys building and managing development teams using his widely imitated but never patented management style of "management by wandering around". Cal is currently based in Nashville, TN and is gainfully unemployed as the Chief Marketing Officer of Blue Parabola, LLC. Cal is happily married to wife 1.28, the lovely and talented Kathy. Together they have 2 kids who were both bright enough not to pursue a career in IT. Cal blogs at http://blog.calevans.com and is the founder and host of Day Camp 4 Developers

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One Response to “Eclipse Developer’s Journal Reviews Zend Studio for Eclipse”

  1. dreamer111 Says:

    My view on Zend Studio:

    Fat Java based editor – easily eats 500Mb, can go as high as 1.5Gb.
    Incredibly clunky overengineered interface.
    "Perspectives"? Seriously? – who told them that that’s gonna fly.
    These curly tabs also drive me nuts.

    Look at the successfull interfaces: Textmate, Google Chrome, Ipad – do they have myriads of "perspectives"?

    I got Zend Studio for free after Zend exams – I’ve tried it for 2 days and – this product is simply unusable.
    Even Vim has way better syntax coloring support.