Happy Developers Are Productive Developers

Brandon Savage   May 15, 2015   Comments Off on Happy Developers Are Productive Developers

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 them.

Getting Started with Zend Server on Azure

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 Server on the cloud. What… 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 »

Review: Day Camp 4 Developers Performant PHP – PSR-7 Video

Having a keen interest in PSR-7 myself, I was delighted to see that Matthew Weier O’Phinney (the Supreme Allied Commander of Zend Framework) was going to be speaking on it himself at the latest Day Camp 4 Developers day. For those who don’t know, Day Camp 4 Developers is a periodic (quarterly I think) day of online training based around… Read more »

Apigility 1.1.1 Released!

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 notifications to let you know… Read more »

Apigility 1.1.0 Released!

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 service creation (if the zfcampus/zf-apigility-doctrine… Read more »

Z-Ray for Joomla

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 an overview panel providing general… Read more »

Zend Framework 2.4.0 RELEASE CANDIDATE 3 Released

I’ve just tagged ZF 2.4.0rc3, and I NEED YOUR HELP! This is our third release candidate. The primary changes pushed include: Updating our Composer autoloading rules to use PSR-4 Ensuring all code will execute cleanly on PHP 7 This latter point has meant renaming a number of classes that have names that are (or will soon become) reserved keywords in… Read more »