Zend Launches New Roadmap for its PHP Framework
Zend Technologies announced that Zend Framework 3, which is focused on simplicity, performance and reusability, will ship in Q3 2015.Zend Technologies released the roadmap for Zend Framework 3, the next generation of the company’s PHP-based application framework for Web and mobile applications. Zend officials said Zend Framework 3 will be available in the third quarter of this year. Zend Framework 3 offers a new design that takes advantage of the PHP language evolution, new emerging technologies and techniques. Zend Framework provides a template featuring many of the most common business and enterprise application features to help developers quickly create applications. Developers can work faster by leveraging this set of existing features without having to reinvent the wheel each time they create a new application. Zend Framework is used in some of the most popular PHP applications such as Magento, an open-source ecommerce application. Zend focused the new version of its framework on simplicity, reusability and performance. Zend Framework 3 will offer a "use-at-will" architecture by delivering components for independent consumption by developers. In addition, the new framework design will make it easier for beginners to become proficient with the technology while still providing enterprise-grade features for more advanced developers.
"The PHP ecosystem is undergoing a 'renaissance' with a multitude of development processes, new technologies and coding practice changes in the last few years," said Matthew Weier O'Phinney, Zend Framework Team Lead at Zend Technologies, in a statement. "The latest Zend Framework will change how developers work with PHP, providing them with a 'use-at-will' architecture option as well as a framework that aligns with ever-changing platforms and technologies. This ensures developers have the specific components they need to create the next-generation of high-performance PHP-based web and mobile applications for the enterprise."