PHP Leads the Way to Enterprise Agility at ZendCon 2013

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2013-10-12 Print this article Print

Zend, the PHP company, announced at its ZendCon 2013 PHP conference in Santa Clara, Calif., this week new offerings designed to empower companies to become more agile in their delivery of new applications. Those offerings include a new API framework as well as a new Blueprint for Continuous Delivery. That blueprint is a broad solution built on the Zend Server platform to accelerate and strengthen the process of bringing applications from code to production. It integrates all key processes involved—from continuous integration to automating a company's infrastructure and application release process—and is built on a foundation of collaboration between the development and operations teams. The new open-source API framework, known as Apigility, is designed to enable companies to adopt an API-centric architecture that supports more agile application delivery. The Apigility project has the goal of providing an easy way to create and maintain high-quality API-based applications. Zend also announced at ZendCon an expansion of the Zend Server ecosystem to include integration with the Cloud Foundry platform as a service (PaaS). This eWEEK slide show looks at some of the show's highlights.

  • PHP Leads the Way to Enterprise Agility at ZendCon 2013

    By Darryl K. Taft
    0-PHP Leads the Way to Enterprise Agility at ZendCon 2013
  • The ZendCon MC

    Joe Stagner, director of developer strategy at Zend, acts as master of ceremonies, opening the ZendCon 2013 show and setting the agenda for the conference.
    1-The ZendCon MC
  • The CMO Sets the Tone

    Elaine Lennox, chief marketing officer at Zend, set the stage for an upbeat conference where Zend made its pitch to help developers maintain continuous delivery.
    2-The CMO Sets the Tone
  • ZendCon Sponsors

    ZendCon sponsors included IBM, RightScale, VMware, Google, Red Hat, Microsoft's Windows Azure and others.
    3-ZendCon Sponsors
  • The CEO Gives Opening Keynote

    Zend CEO and co-founder Andi Gutmans takes the stage to deliver the initial keynote address on the company's new API development strategy and effort to help enterprises become more agile.
    4-The CEO Gives Opening Keynote
  • 5 Key Trends Identified

    During his keynote, Gutmans identifies five key trends that enterprises face today.
    5-5 Key Trends Identified
  • PHP and Mobile

    The percentage of PHP developers working on mobile apps saw a big jump in 2013.
    6-PHP and Mobile
  • Red Elephant

    The most voted for color for the 2013 PHP ZendCon elePHPant was red. The PHP elePHPant has already been sighted in blue, green and pick.
    7-Red Elephant
  • Causes of Developer Delays

    Eighty-seven percent of developers experience delays in rolling code out to production, the top reason being inconsistent environments.
    8-Causes of Developer Delays
  • Time to Move to Agile Delivery

    Zend says the world needs to move from agile development to agile delivery.
    9-Time to Move to Agile Delivery
  • Agile Delivery Requirements

    Gutmans identifies three requirements for agile delivery.
    10-Agile Delivery Requirements
  • Apigility Unveiled

    Zend announces at ZendCon Apigility, a new way to create high-quality APIs.
    11-Apigility Unveiled
  • Apigility Gets a Logo

    Apigility, Zend's new open-source project, deserves its own logo.
    12-Apigility Gets a Logo
  • The Apigility Project

    Information is given on the Apigility project and how to get involved.
    13-The Apigility Project
  • A Look at Zend's Apigility in Action

    This screenshot shows how to create an API using Apigility. Apigility provides an easy way to create and maintain high-quality API-based applications.
    14-A Look at Zend's Apigility in Action
  • Zend Server 6.1 Dashboard

    This dashboard gives developers a view of what's going on with Zend Server 6.1. Zend Server is an application platform for developing, deploying and managing business-critical applications in PHP.
    15-Zend Server 6.1 Dashboard
  • Continuous Delivery

    Zend also is focused on continuous delivery.
    16-Continuous Delivery
  • Blueprint for Continuous Delivery

    Zend provides an illustration of its Blueprint for Continuous Delivery.
    17-Blueprint for Continuous Delivery
  • Implementing Continuous Delivery

    Zend Server is a conduit for continuous delivery.
    18-Implementing Continuous Delivery
  • Zend Server in the Cloud

    Zend Server integrates with several prominent cloud platforms, including Amazon Web Services, IBM SmartCloud, VMware, Cloud Foundry and more.
    19-Zend Server in the Cloud
  • Amazon Web Services

    Zend Server on Amazon Web Services.
    20-Amazon Web Services
  • IBM SmartCloud

    Zend Server is available on IBM SmartCloud.
    21-IBM SmartCloud
  • Cloud Foundry

    Zend's platform for Continuous Delivery will be made available as a build pack on Cloud Foundry.
    22-Cloud Foundry
  • Zend Studio

    The new Zend Studio 10.5 is available in early access.
    23-Zend Studio
  • Agile Application Delivery

    Zend's vision of agile application delivery consists of API-centric architecture, continuous delivery, and cloud flexibility and scale.
    24-Agile Application Delivery
  • 'David I' Shows Off Bevy of Tools

    David Intersimone, aka David I, senior vice president of developer relations and chief evangelist at Embarcadero Technologies, takes the stage at ZendCon to talk about the opportunities programming for devices offers to developers. David I brought a bevy of tools along, including a remote-controlled programmable drone he flew around the arena.
    25-'David I' Shows Off Bevy of Tools
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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