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Zend IDE Client and Debug Server 1.0

USABILITY

B

CAPABILITY

C

PERFORMANCE

C

INTEROPERABILITY

B

MANAGEABILITY

D

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.

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.

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.

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