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

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!

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 »

Announcing Expressive 1.0.0RC1!

Today, we are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the first release candidate of Expressive, a PSR-7 middleware microframework. Expressive allows you to write PSR-7 middleware applications for the web. PSR-7 is a standard defining HTTP message interfaces; these are the incoming request and outgoing response for your application. By using PSR-7, we ensure that your applications will work… Read more »

Z-Ray for Yii2

Daniel Berman   October 12, 2015   No Comments on 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 »

Developing Joomla on AWS with Z-Ray

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 »

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 »