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 »

On Security and PHP

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This is an Opinion/Editorial (a.k.a an Old Man Rant) “PHP IS INSECURE!”. Yet another consultant group has decided that their traffic stats are too low so they need to “shake things up a bit”. As usual, they picked PHP as the whipping boy. No, I am not going to link to them; too many people are already doing that unironically…. Read more »

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.

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 »

PHP 7 and Beyond: The Future of PHP – Anthony Ferrara at PHP World

PHPWorld was a great conference. If you didn’t attend, you missed a lot. Several of the keynotes just rocked the house including both Lorna Mitchell and Tessa Mero. The highlight for me however was Anthony Ferrara’s closing keynote, “PHP 7 and Beyond: The Future of PHP”. Anthony is a Core developer but also a vibrant member of the community.