Internet Product Watch: Zend PHP Tools
Jan 24, 2001, 03:48 (2 Talkback[s])
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Development And Server Tools For PHP Sites
Zend Technologies, well known for having provided the Zend
Engine in the most recent release of the popular server scripting
language PHP, now offers a series of tools and services
specifically for PHP developers and/or administrators in charge of
PHP based Web sites. Among the tools offered:
Zend Cache: increases PHP site performance by storing a compiled
version of PHP scripts in Web server cache memory for quick
retrieval. PHP scripts need only be recompiled once when they are
Zend Optimizer: Speeds execution time of PHP applications via
multi-pass code optimization.
Zend Encoder SE and Unlimited: allows development houses to
release their PHP apps to purchasers without revealing the source
code. The Unlimited version of the tool creates a platform
independent binary that can be distributed to as many users as
desired; the SE version allows limited distribution of scripts in
combination with the Zend RunTime plug-in (which itself is
purchased in 5, 10, or 100 unit bundles).
Zend IDE: development environment for the PHP scripter. Includes
a remote debugger for debugging scripts on the server, and a text
editor with highlighting both for HTML and PHP elements.
The Zend PHP tools are available now; pricing varies by module.
Visit the Zend Technologies Web
site for details.