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Debugging Improvements in Zend Studio 12.5

May 20, 2015

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Newest release of Zend Studio 12.5 delivers a set of improvements for debugging features. Below you can find the essence of the most important ones that will surely help you to become a PHP debugging champ. Indicating type of variables Presentation model in Variables and Expression view has been enhanced to indicate what kind of […]

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Zend Server on Azure

May 18, 2015

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This article was contributed by Boaz Ziniman, Senior Director of Technology and Cloud Infrastructure at Zend.  Last time I wrote about Azure was in 2011. Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s CEO ousted Bob Muglia from Microsoft’s server and tools division, and the future of Azure, Microsoft’s Cloud offering, was far from being bright. 4 years down the road, […]

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Happy Developers Are Productive Developers

May 15, 2015

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I have yet to find a company that doesn’t at least pay lip service to the concept that they want their employees to be happy and fulfilled. Yet for many developers, those promises end when the offer letter is accepted – and this creates problems for both the developer and the company that has hired […]

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Getting Started with Zend Server on Azure

May 13, 2015

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Getting up and running with a PHP environment on the cloud just became a whole lot easier with Zend Server becoming available on Microsoft Azure. This tutorial takes you through the basic steps for getting started with Zend Server on Azure, and will demonstrate just how easy it is to start developing PHP apps with Zend […]

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How to Use Composer with External Tools

May 12, 2015

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Composer support in Zend Studio is quite simple. Sometimes users complain about lack of support for additional arguments e.g. for ‘install’ or ‘update’ commands. The new Zend Studio release includes support for running external programs inside your IDE. It’s called External Tools, and it’s well known to Eclipse users. It can be easily used to […]

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Code Faster with the New Smart Object Operator Shortcut

May 8, 2015

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Some PHP operators (e.g. ->, ::) can be quite a challenge for people who are used to different languages (like Java or C#). The new Zend Studio release introduces a new shortcut that will help developers work with: Object Operator (->) and Scope Resolution Operator (::), also called Paamayim Nekudotayim. To use it just press […]

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Apigility 1.1.1 Released!

April 21, 2015

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We’re happy to announce the immediate availability of Apigility 1.1.1! This is our first maintenance release on the 1.1 series, and incorporates feedback received immediately following the 1.1.0 release. Among the important updates: Doctrine-Connected services now support the Doctrine Mongo Object Document Manager! Fixes to how packaging is triggered to ensure it works out-of-the-box. “Growl“-style […]

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Apigility 1.1.0 Released!

April 16, 2015

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We’re pleased to announce the immediate release of Apigility 1.1.0! Pick up your copy here: https://apigility.org/download There are a ton of new features, but the most visible are: A brand new UI! We’ve rewritten the UI from scratch to get better performance, provide better responsiveness, and bring the most-required information to your fingertips. Doctrine-Connected REST […]

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Z-Ray for Joomla

April 15, 2015

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Hi guys. This article will describe another Z-Ray extension developed by the PHP community, this time for Joomla. The extension was developed by Jisse Reitsma from Yireo, and can be found on GitHub here: https://github.com/yireo/Z-Ray-Joomla Overview Let’s first take a  look at the information the extension displays. Config This first panel in the extension is kind of […]

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Zend Framework 2.4.0 RELEASE CANDIDATE 1 Released

March 19, 2015

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I’ve just tagged ZF 2.4.0rc1, and I NEED YOUR HELP! If you are using Composer to install Zend Framework, please update your ZF2 version to 2.4.0rc1, and test your application. Let us know if you have any issues: Are there any new breakages? Are you seeing unexpected behavior? Are extensions you’ve made no longer working? […]

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