Expressive 1.0.0rc3 Released!

The Zend Framework team has just released Expressive 1.0.0rc3, featuring: More componentization; the router and template subcomponents are now in their own packages! Helpers and utility classes for creating URIs. The ability to create route-specific middleware pipelines. Multiple templating improvements. Read the full announcement, including details on installation and/or upgrading, on the framework blog.

Dockerizing PHP 7 with Zend Server

PHP 7 is out, and to help you join the revolution we’ve updated our official PHP/Zend Server container on Docker to allow you to set up the latest PHP 7 stack (GA) using the Zend Server PHP 7 technology preview in just a few minutes. This tech preview gives you the safest and most comprehensive PHP 7 stack out there with… Read more »

PHP 7 and Beyond: The Future of PHP – Anthony Ferrara at PHP World

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PHPWorld was a great conference. If you didn’t attend, you missed a lot. Several of the keynotes just rocked the house including both Lorna Mitchell and Tessa Mero. The highlight for me however was Anthony Ferrara’s closing keynote, “PHP 7 and Beyond: The Future of PHP”. Anthony is a Core developer but also a vibrant member of the community.

Debugging Joomla with the Joomlatools Box and Z-Ray

This article introduces a new and easy way to develop and debug Joomla applications using the Joomlatools vagrant box and Z-Ray. The team at Joomlatools created a preconfigured Vagrant box to allow Joomla developers to easily set up a complete local development environment using a PHP stack, Apache 2.4, MySQL 5.5, and a rich set of developer tools, including a… Read more »

Installing Zend Server with Ansible

This piece is a short tutorial on how to install Zend Server 8.5 using Ansible. Zend Server is a complete and certified PHP stack with a wide variety of advanced features for developing, deploying and monitoring PHP apps. The latest version, Zend Server 8.5, was released a few months ago with a bunch of new features, including the Zend Gallery – an… Read more »

Z-Ray Technology Preview Released!

I’m happy to announce the availability of a new version of the Z-Ray Technology Preview! This new version includes new features, extended platform support, installation improvements and bug fixes. Platform Support Following your feedback, and as part of our ongoing effort of making Z-Ray available for as many PHP developers as possible, Z-Ray can now be installed on Mac. So if you’re running Homebrew… Read more »