Author Archives: Daniel Berman

About Daniel Berman

Product Evangelist at Zend Technologies. Passionate about PHP, Zend's products, and family. Love running, Liverpool FC, and blogging @proudboffin

Z-Ray Tip #4: Getting Rid of It!

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Now, why would any sane PHP developer want to do that?! Well, while Z-Ray is a great friend to have when developing your apps, there are just some parties you don’t want it to show up at. You might be using PHP scripts for accessing static pages. Or, you might not want Z-Ray to be displayed for one specific request…. Read more »

Introspecting your Code with Z-Ray for Azure

Quick experimentation, easy collaboration, automated infrastructure and scalability, together with advanced diagnostic and analytical tools  – all provide PHP developers with good reasons to develop in the cloud. Z-Ray for Azure is one such reason. If you’re new to Z-Ray, it’s a powerful debugging tool that gives developers deep insight into all the various PHP elements constructing a page, starting from the request level,… Read more »

Z-Ray Tip #3: Supreme Customer Support

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Some of you might find the following scenario vaguely familiar.  A customer wakes you (or your company’s support team) in the middle of the night complaining that his app is crashing. You quickly rush out of bed and try to reproduce the disastrous calamity only to find yourself hitting a brick wall – no matter what you do to copy the exact… Read more »

Dockerizing PHP 7 with Zend Server

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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 »

Viva la PHP 7 Revolución!

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What a year 2015 has proven to be for PHP. Drupal 8, Magento 2, Symfony 3 and the icing on top of the cake – PHP 7! It’s hard not to be excited about PHP 7. It’s so much more than just another major PHP release, and the long buildup and the buzz surrounding this release are far from being… Read more »

Z-Ray Tip #2: Editing Code from Z-Ray!

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Did you know you could make changes to your code directly from Z-Ray? Z-Ray’s Online Editor plugin allows you to open and edit any file on your file system without having to move one inch from your browser. Here are a few short tips on how to use the Online Editor. The first thing you’ll need to do is install the plugin. This… Read more »

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

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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!

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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 »

Z-Ray for Yii2

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Over the past few months, I’ve been asked quite a lot when Z-Ray would support the Yii2 framework. So here, finally, is the answer – this brief article introduces the new Z-Ray plugin for Yii2 developed by Techies India Inc. First, and as a short reminder to those new to the concept of Zend Server plugins – plugins are basically pieces of… Read more »