Zend IDE Client and
Debug Server 1.0"> Zend IDE Client and Debug Server 1.0
Although Zends 1.0 IDE lacks many of the features that are standard in more established IDEs, it nevertheless provides a solid debugging environment that has long been awaited by the PHP development community. This first release should serve as a capable foundation for future work by Zend. PHP development shops should therefore keep an eye on Zend IDE.
LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Forthcoming enhancements from Zend are likely to make Zend IDE an increasingly valuable tool, making PHP a more accessible platform for Web developers and especially for PHP newcomers. Solid debugging environment; Java client provides strong portability. Still missing numerous standard IDE features such as PHP code completion, file deployment and source-code control integration. Zend Technologies Ltd., Hoboken, N.J.; (877) 936-3872; www.zend.com
SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Use of the IDE should decrease production times for complex PHP Web applications and makes PHP a viable choice for Windows users.