Category Archives: PHP

Introducing PHP 7 Express

The PHP 7 revolution is well upon us and at the end of the year we should be seeing an official release. To help you prepare for the expected changes, the upcoming version of Zend Studio – Zend Studio 13, includes a new migration tool called PHP 7 Express. PHP 7 Express scans your PHP code for potential compatibility issues… Read more »

Announcing Expressive

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of a new project, Expressive! Expressive allows you to write PSR-7 middleware applications for the web. It is a simple micro-framework built on top of Stratigility, providing: Dynamic routing Dependency injection via container-interop Templating Error Handling Installation and Quick Start Expressive can get you up and running with an application in minutes…. Read more »

Zend Framework 1.12.14, 2.4.6, and 2.5.2 Released!

The Zend Framework community is pleased to announce the immediate availability of: Zend Framework 1.12.14 Zend Framework 2.4.6 Zend Framework 2.5.2 You can download the releases from the Zend Framework site: These releases contain a critical security fix. Security Fix Zend Framework versions 1.12.14, and 2.4.6, and 2.5.2 introduced fixes for ZF2015-06, a serious vulnerability in ZendXml when used… Read more »

Debugging PHP Web Apps in a Docker Container

Debugging is an essential task of software development in any programming language. Unfortunately, the out-of-the-box experience with debugging in PHP is not always great. The “stock” PHP binaries available at do not come configured with either of the two popular debug servers Xdebug and Zend Debugger. Developers are required to do additional configuration to make debugging possible with their… Read more »

Apigility 1.3.1 Released!

We’ve just released Apigility 1.3.1, which you can download from the Apigility website: If you are already using Apigility, you can update your project using Composer:

This release fixes a few minor issues discovered following the 1.3.0 release, as well as fixes a security vulnerability. Security Fix A security vulnerability was reported against zf-oauth2, with a potential user… Read more »

Apigility 1.2.0 and 1.3.0 Released!

Today, we released two new versions of Apigility: Apigility 1.2.0 Apigility 1.3.0 Apigility 1.2.0 brings in a number of new features, including Docker support, API Blueprint support, better error handling, and new features for REST and RPC services. Apigility 1.3.0 is exactly the same as 1.2.0, but with one key difference: it updates the minimum supported PHP version from 5.3.23… Read more »

Play with PHP7 the easy way


Are you interested in playing with PHP7? If so, here is a quick way to get setup and running without risking any of your existing environment and without risking any of your existing environments and without having to install VMs, containers, etc. Setup a free account at is a cool system for quickly spinning up development environments. You… Read more »

Podcasters on Podcasting

Recently several PHP podcasters got together and recorded a “MetaCast”. The discussion centered around the Hows and Whys of podcasting. Here is the recording of the MetaCast, posted here with permission of “Voices of the ElePHPant”. Sammy K Powers @SammyK Matt Stauffer @stauffermatt Chris Hartjes @dev_hell Ben Edmunds @benedmunds Kayla Daniels @kayladnls Beau Simensen @beausimensen Cal Evans @calevans Show Notes… Read more »