"It's the latest move by Zend to ramp up PHP's profile in the
enterprise. In 2005, the company started a multiyear effort to add
new tools and technologies to the PHP ecosystem as part of Gutmans'
vision of expanding PHP adoption.
"Two technologies that have already emerged from that effort are
the Zend Framework, which provides an application deployment
framework for PHP, and the PDT (PHP Development Tools) IDE project
at Eclipse. The new Zend Server effort includes Zend Framework and
can benefit from PHP applications built using PDT."