Extending Your Eclipse IDE With Zend Studio

Zend Studio has a long history and for all these years the primary way for delivering it was through an installation package. You download a big installation package, extract it and, voilà, you have a PHP IDE ready for use. But what if you want to have the same IDE used for different programming languages, e.g. PHP and Java, or… Read more »

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 »

Z-Ray Tip #1: Sharing The Wealth

Hi guys. This brief post heralds the beginning of a new blog series with the sole purpose of providing tips on developing with Z-Ray. While Z-Ray boasts a highly intuitive and easy-to-use UI – there are still some shadowy areas that could benefit from a pointer or two. So here goes! This first tip highlights an extremely useful feature in Z-Ray that is probably… 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 »

Running Drupal on AWS using Zend Server

In this post I’m going to walk you through the steps for creating a new development environment consisting of a Drupal application running on AWS. I’m going to use an EC2 instance with Zend Server and RDS to handle the database part, and the AWS networking functionality to handle networking. First, I’m going to launch a Zend Server instance using… 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 »

A new type of PHP, part 2: Scalar types

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In our last installment, we talked about the benefits of more robust variable typing in PHP 7, and specifically the new support for typed return values.  That is already a big boon to the maintainability of our code, but PHP 7 goes a step further. So far, we’ve only talked about typing against classes and interfaces.  We’ve been able to… Read more »

Z-Ray for CakePHP

Daniel Berman   September 1, 2015   1 Comment on Z-Ray for CakePHP

This piece introduces yet another new addition to the Zend Server plugin family – the CakePHP plugin for Z-Ray. Zend Server plugins are pieces of code that extend Zend Server’s functionality in a variety of ways. Z-Ray plugins result in adding specific information in Z-Ray on the app/framework/platform you’re developing. There are already more than 20 Z-Ray plugins for some… Read more »

A new type of PHP, part 1: Return types

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Every significant release of PHP adds a number of new features, with one or two that really define the release.  For PHP 5.3, it was namespaces and anonymous functions.  For PHP 5.4, it was traits.  For PHP 5.5, generators.  For PHP 5.6, variadics. While PHP 7 has a large array of new improvements to make developers lives easier and involve… Read more »