Zend Platform 1.1 and Zend Studio 4

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

Zend Technologies' updated Zend Platform and its Zend Studio 4 development environment go far toward providing the corporate-ready tools and capabilities that will make PHP an attractive Web application option in enterprises.

PHP was designed from the ground up to be a scripting language for Web applications and to be easy to understand for anyone used to Perl, JavaScript or most other scripting languages. This short learning curve, along with the fact that PHP runs on any platform and installs easily with the popular Apache Web server, has helped PHP spread through the Internet and into Web-based applications (PHP also works with most other Web servers).

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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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