Category Archives: Tutorials

How to develop a Z-Ray Extension

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A new tutorial describing how to develop a Z-Ray extension was published on the Zend blog. The tutorial demonstrates just how easy it is to extend Z-Ray by adding new panels with information you think is important for your development work. Using the publicly available extension APIs (, you can easily customize existing Z-Ray panels, or plug in your own… Read more »

PHP 5.6 in Zend Studio 12 Early Access Version (for experimentation only)

The latest Zend Studio 12 Early Access includes support for PHP 5.6. Every user can install the new PHP binaries through the Welcome Screen (Help > Welcome Screen), but note that they are marked as experimental at the moment. You can also easily add your own version of PHP executables. First of all you need to have working pack with… Read more »

Zend Server Web API spotlight: Connecting to a Zend Server cluster part 2

Hey everybody, In a previous post I introduced the serverAddToCluster Web API action which allows us to initiate clusters and join existing ones with Zend Server. That post showed some code and discussed how the clustering process is started; now I will talk about how we should track the progress of our cluster and deal with ongoing issues. In this article,… Read more »

PHP 101: PHP For the Absolute Beginner

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p. This area is intended for everyone new to PHP. It opens with a series of informal, entertaining tutorials written by Vikram Vaswani, founder and CEO of Melonfire. These tutorials build on a previously-published 5-part series which has now been updated and extended to embrace PHP 5, making parts of it suitable for those of you who already have worked with PHP 4 in the past.

XML- RPC Client

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This tutorial teaches you, step-by-step, how to build an XML-RPC client in PHP using the XML-RPC library written by Edd Dumbill. It covers each of the PHP classes you will be using, and how they fit together to form the final client.

A primer is included to introduce the basics of the XML-RPC specification. The primer provides enough information to work with the XML-RPC library. If you want to learn more about the XML-RPC specification see

VIDEO : Behavior Driven Development with Behat

Behavior Driven Development with Behat Unit tests give you a good base to ensure your classes are working technically correct. Integration tests show that they play well with each other. But who takes care that all your code actually does what your business owner wants it to do? This session gives you an introduction into Behavior Driven Development on basis… Read more »

Installing and Configuring Zend Server 6 on Apple Mac OSX

If you’re a web developer and your development machine is a Mac you have likely discovered that  “Web Sharing” was removed from OSX Mountain Lion. There are a few tutorials on the web that can walk you through getting a PHP stack set up on the Mac, but they all describe somewhat more work than necessary. Since Zend Server free edition offers… Read more »

Malt Blue Shows us How to Build Extendable and Extensible Zend Framework Applications

Over at they have released another one of their great tutorials. Since you are a cutting edge Zend Framework developers though, you already knew that because you read them regularly, right? no? Well, click on in, I’ll share the link.