Zend Framework as an idea was first discussed back in October 2005. The 1.0 release debuted nearly two years later in July 2007 and has been steadily improved over the last dozen years. In 2015 however, Zend was acquired by software development firm Rogue Wave, which has now decided to transition the Zend Framework.
“Over the years, Zend Framework has seen wide adoption across the PHP ecosystem, with an emphasis on the Enterprise market,” Matthew Weier O’Phinny, principal engineer at Zend by Rogue Wave Software wrote in a blog. “It has formed the basis of numerous business application and services including eCommerce platforms, content management, healthcare systems, entertainment platforms and portals, messaging services, APIs, and many others.”