Zend Brings Microsoft Into The PHP Fold

“PHP vendor Zend is set to kick off its annual ZendCon
conference today with a number of announcements that will make the
open source development language more attractive to Microsoft
Windows platform users.

“The improvement of PHP’s performance on Windows is a result of
a joint effort between Zend and Microsoft. ‘Both sides are making
the investment to make sure that PHP is a first-class citizen on
Windows,” Zend co-founder Andi Gutmans told InternetNews.com. “ASP
and PHP compete, but it is a win for both sides to make sure that
interoperability is there…'”