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Press Release Roundup – Zend Server on OSX and phpcloud.com

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Here at Zend we get a lot of good press for our products. We don’t want to turn DevZone into just a feed for those that write cool things about us, but some of these are helpful if you are considering using our products. So instead of flooding your feed with individual articles about how great the products are, occasionally we’ll post a roundup.  That way they won’t get in your way, but there are here when you need them.

Zend Server on OSX

This is one of the most requested features of Zend Server and now that it is available, people are talking about it.

Dr. Dobbs

Dr. Dobbs covered Zend Server on OSX in the tools section of their blog recently with an article titled “Zend Server 5.6 Now Supports Mac OS X“. In that article posted on January 22, 2012, they had this to say.

The 5.6 version release ships with a fully integrated PHP stack including the latest PHP runtime and the Zend Framework, plus monitoring and diagnostics. There are code acceleration and performance optimization technologies such as the Job Queue function, as well as full page caching and data caching to help developers improve application response times and reduce server load.

ServerWatch

Over at ServerWatch.com Vangie Beal wrote a nice post titled “New Zend Server Release Supports Mac OS X Platform Developers“. Here is what Beal had to say.

For the growing numbers of IT organizations using PHP and bringing Macs into the development environment, Zend said its 5.6 release offers important advantages for both app performance and quality, and productive collaboration on the web and in the cloud.

Both articles are short reads but interesting if you are considering introducing Zend Server on OSX into your development team.

phpcloud.com

The newest member of the Zend product lineup, phpcloud.com, got a little love as well. InfoWorld.com recently posted a nice review of it titled “First look: Zend’s PHP developer cloud“. Author Rick Grehan takes a nice, in-depth look at phpcloud.com and has this to say about it.

When you consider the cloud, you typically imagine a realm of deployed, production applications. Zend Developer Cloud (ZDC) adds a twist: ZDC creates a place in the cloud where PHP-based applications can be developed for the cloud. No more developing locally, then deploying into the cloud — ZDC pushes both into the ether.

This article is a bit longer than the other two but a great read none the less.

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 happily married to wife 1.31, 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 Nomad PHP