Zend, ColdFusion MX7 Can Handle Tough Enterprise Jobs

By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2005-03-28 Print this article Print

The updated Web application builders are sturdy enough for heavy-duty corporate chores.

In the enterprise, when talk turns to application servers and Web scripting languages, it often seems as if the entire world consists only of Java servers and .Net. But there are several other prominent technologies available for building Web applications, and businesses are well-advised to keep them in mind.

PHP, used widely across the Web and especially prevalent in blogging sites, is making inroads into corporate settings.

PHP now powers many appliances, services and enterprise applications used by businesses. Similarly, Macromedia Inc.s ColdFusion has long been lauded for its short learning curve and the clean effectiveness of its tags.

eWEEK Labs tests of new releases in these core technologies—the PHP-based Zend Platform 1.1 and Zend Studio 4, from Zend Technologies Ltd., and Macromedias ColdFusion MX 7—clearly show that both PHP and ColdFusion can handle even the most demanding corporate tasks.

Click here to read the full review of ColdFusion MX 7. Click here to read the full review of Zend Platform and Studio. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis in programming environments and developer tools.
Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr Rapoza's current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.

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