Category Archives: Zend Studio

Zend Studio 13 Debugging Improvements

Zend Studio 13 includes a new set of very useful enhancements that make configuring and monitoring PHP debugger settings simpler. Most of the new features described in this article were developed to reduce the amount of possible pitfalls that users may encounter while setting up the debugger configuration in IDE. Smart detection of debugger settings When creating a new PHP… Read more »

What’s New in the Zend Studio 13 PHP Editor

The new Zend Studio 13 includes PHP 7 support, and the PHP 7 Express migration assistant to help you migrate your existing PHP code to the upcoming PHP 7 version.  Plus, it adds lots of improvements and new functionalities. We are always working to make the life of PHP developers easier and more productive. With this short article I will… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Debugging Improvements in Zend Studio 12.5

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 variable you’re looking at. The… Read more »

How to Use Composer with External Tools

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 fill the gap between Composer… Read more »

Code Faster with the New Smart Object Operator Shortcut

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 CTRL + . (dot) in… Read more »

Highlighting Breakpoints Like in Zend Studio 5.5

Looking at the feedback we receive, it seems that lots of our long-time users feel nostalgic for the pre-Eclipse era of Zend Studio. Here is one hint how you can bring the look and feel of the latest Zend Studio a little bit closer to the one experienced with the legendary Zend Studio 5.5. In Zend Studio 5.5 when adding… Read more »

New Zend Studio 11 “Mobilizes” PHP Applications & Boosts Developer Productivity

Newest Zend Studio Version Boosts Eclipse PHP Support, Facilitates Web Service Development and Cloud Deployment, Delivers Ultimate Debugging, and Offers New Pricing Options. Mobilizing PHP Applications Zend Studio 11 makes it easy to create mobile applications on top of existing PHP applications and server back-ends. The new integration with Apigility, an open-source API builder, allows developers to uniquely create, edit, document, and test… Read more »