Category Archives: PHP

Implement an XML-RPC server with zend-xmlrpc

zend-xmlrpc provides a full-featured XML-RPC client and server implementation. XML-RPC is a Remote Procedure Call protocol using HTTP as the transport and XML for encoding the requests and responses. Author’s note When I started at Zend in 2005, I was in their nascent eBiz division, tasked with maintaining and improving the web properties. Zend Framework was an internal/invite-only project, but… Read more »

Implement JSON-RPC with zend-json-server

zend-json-server provides a JSON-RPC implementation. JSON-RPC is similar to XML-RPC or SOAP in that it implements a Remote Procedure Call server at a single URI using a predictable calling semantic. Like each of these other protocols, it provides the ability to introspect the server in order to determine what calls are available, what arguments each call expects, and the expected… Read more »

Project Scalability With Zend Expressive

I’ve been working with some different frameworks lately. One of them is Zend Expressive, and I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t need to choose between different frameworks; depending on the project, Expressive always fits my needs and scales from small projects to bigger applications. The Microframework approach The first thing that one could see on the “Hello world” example is that… Read more »

Using an SSH tunnel to step debug through a firewall

In a previous post I covered how to set up step debugging in Zend Studio. But if that doesn’t work there may be a firewall in between the server and the debugging client, or IDE, preventing the connection. Here is a possible way to get around that. Note: Of course there is no way to avoid the firewall, but this… Read more »

Expressive 1.0.0 STABLE Released!

The Zend Framework team has just released Expressive 1.0.0 STABLE! Expressive is a PSR-7 middleware microframework, built for speed and flexibility. Use it to build APIs and websites, from small to large! You can read more about the release on the Zend Framework blog; the project also has a dedicated documentation site.

Expressive 1.0.0RC4 Released!

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The Zend Framework team has just released Expressive 1.0.0rc4, featuring: Fixes to registration of the UrlHelper. A minor update to the default source structure to encourage modularity. Minor configuration bugfixes and improvements. Expanded documentation. Read the full announcement, including details on installation and/or upgrading, on the framework blog.

Expressive 1.0.0rc3 Released!

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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.

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 »