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

Developing Joomla on AWS with Z-Ray

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Development in the cloud is all the rage these days and the PHP world is no exception to this rule as more and more developers are opting to move their development work to the cloud and other virtual environments (did I hear someone say Docker?) The workflow detailed below showcases only one of the many options currently available for PHP developers, but… Read more »

Z-Ray Tip #1: Sharing The Wealth

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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 »

Z-Ray for CakePHP

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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 »

Introducing Z-Ray on Azure

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This article introduces a new and cool way to develop PHP in the cloud, with Z-Ray on Microsoft Azure. You’ve probably already heard of Z-Ray, but just in case you haven’t – here’s a short recap. Z-Ray is an advanced debugging and productivity tool for PHP developers that provides info on what’s going on under the hood of your apps, in… Read more »

Z-Ray for Concrete5

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Hi guys. Zend Server 8.5 was announced just over a month ago, and we’ve already seen some new plugins developed by the community added to the Zend Gallery. In this article I’d like to introduce you to one of them – the concrete5 Z-Ray plugin developed by Andrew Embler (@aembler). First, and as a short reminder to those new to the concept… Read more »

Develop Your First Zend Server Plugin – Part 2

In the previous article in this series you learned how to develop a Z-Ray plugin. Once you feel your plugin is ready, you can share it with the entire community via the new Zend Server Plugin Gallery, or – deploy it on your Zend Server for easier management and handling. This article describes how to package the plugin and prepare it for… Read more »

Develop Your First Zend Server Plugin – Part 1

Zend Server 8.5 introduces a brand-new concept called “Plugins”. This concept is centered around the Zend Gallery – a marketplace for plugins that extend Zend Server functionality, and that were developed by, and for, the Zend Server user community. What are plugins? Put simply, plugins are pieces of code that can extend Zend Server in either, or both, of the… Read more »

Taking a Closer Look at Zend Server 8.5

Hi all! I’m happy to give you a grand tour of the main new features available in the latest version of Zend Server – Zend Server 8.5. There is plenty to be excited about in this new version, but I think what makes this version so special is first of all the fact that this is the first version that… Read more »

8 Zend Server Performance Features

Zend Server is renowned for its ability to maximize the performance of production PHP applications. In this article, I’ll give you a brief breakdown on 8 different features available in Zend Server that will help you do just that. #1 PHP Stack Zend Server’s PHP stack incorporates PHP extensions that have been thoroughly tested and optimized, including OPcache – a bytecode cache for PHP which innately… Read more »