Is open source free as in free speech or free as in free lunch?
Indeed, open source code and packages have disrupted the web and beyond, and are mostly free. Pretty amazing I must add. As a developer, there’s nothing better than an open source package you can mess around with, test, adopt, and deploy. Moreover, you don’t have to ask your manager for any bureaucratic financial approval. Cool! […]
Nailing down production issues with Zend Server 9
“Costs of fixing bugs after implementation are 10 times higher than construction phase and 100 times larger than design phase” – Barry W. Boehm: Software Process Management: Lessons Learned from History Some things never change. I came across the statement above and was surprised to realize it appeared in an article written almost 30 years […]
PHP and the IBM academic initiative
IBM has a long-standing commitment to provide its best technology to colleges and universities around the world through its Power Systems Academic Initiative (PSAI). Professors get free or low cost access to IBM systems and software, and in return, students have cutting edge skills when they join the workforce. IBM clients are able to find […]
AWS 101 for PHP developers
PHP 7 is gaining momentum!
We’re now a few months since PHP 7 came out, and if you’ve been following what’s going on in the PHP world, things are looking pretty exciting! First, InfoWorld gave PHP 7 the 2016 Technology of the Year Award, which is quite remarkable. Remarkable is also how InfoWorld chose to describe the performance gains that […]
Zend Server PHP 7 Early Access
I’m happy to announce the the Zend Server with PHP 7 early access program! As with previous major versions, we’d like to give you guys the chance to shape Zend Server to suit your needs and requirements by installing an early version of the upcoming Zend Server release. What makes this early access program even […]
Announcing the Zend Server Plugin Contest Final-5!
We’re happy to announce the final five contenders of the Zend Server Plugin Contest! Plugins, just in case you forgot, are snippets of code that extend Zend Server and Z-Ray to support specific development environments. Plugins are developed by, and for, Zend Server and Z-Ray users, and are available in the Zend Gallery – an […]
Running a PHP Cluster on AWS
Running a cluster of PHP servers on AWS can be a complex task to say the least, and in this article we will look into the various tasks involved in managing a PHP clustered environment. We will look into why it can be a complex and tricky task and how Zend Server help alleviate the pain involved. Introducing […]