Tag Archives: Z-Ray

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 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 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 »

Extending Z-Ray

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One of the coolest new features added in Zend Server 8 is the ability to extend Z-Ray. This feature means that regardless of the app/framework/platform you’re developing, you can easily extend Z-Ray to extract and display the information you want. In fact, this ability was used to add Z-Ray support for popular PHP apps and frameworks. Zend Server comes built-in… Read more »

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 (https://github.com/zend-server-extensions), you can easily customize existing Z-Ray panels, or plug in your own… Read more »

Zend Server and Z-Ray for Magento

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If you’re a Magento developer, performance is an issue you’ll be tackling more than once during an application’s life cycle. This is no big secret. Magento is an amazing platform for eCommerce sites. It’s robust and flexible, but even great things have their weaknesses. Magento’s robustness makes it heavy and complex – a crucial factor in development. To make sure… Read more »