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Zend Developer Cloud Technology

September 6th, 2012 1 Comments

Want to setup a cloud based PHP development environment in 30 seconds?  No, I’m not joking.  Yes, it really is that easy. Let me guess… you’ve worked at enterprise level PHP development houses where your environment setup instructions looked like a wiki page exploded.  Things are changing quickly and we’re happy about that.

One might think that if you build applications in the cloud that you are building “cloud applications”. While much of the focus on the cloud has been on building cloud-based applications and pushing them to the cloud, there are many, perhaps more, circumstances where an organization doesn’t need the features offered by cloud vendors. And so, many developers will dismiss the cloud as hype or not pertinent to their needs. However, with all of the focus being on the production cloud few are asking whether or not the cloud can provide solutions for developers, regardless of where they deploy.

Visit phpcloud.com for more information.

Zend Framework 2 Is Here!

September 6th, 2012 0 Comments

The component structure of Zend Framework 2 is unique; each component is designed with few dependencies on other components. ZF2 follows the SOLID object oriented design principle. This loosely coupled architecture allows developers to use whichever components they want. We call this a “use-at-will” design.

The component structure of Zend Framework 2 is unique; each component is designed with few dependencies on other components. ZF2 follows the SOLID object oriented design principle. This loosely coupled architecture allows developers to use whichever components they want. We call this a “use-at-will” design.

An important part of Zend Framework 2 is the migration layer that will allow ZF 1 code to run on the new ZF 2 engine, which will be made available once the ZF 2 APIs are finalized. With it, you will be able to add new ZF 2 code, and refactor existing code, at a controlled pace.

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OSX Mountain Lion and Zend Server CE

August 7th, 2012 0 Comments

A few things worth noting if you’re new to OSX Mountain Lion and setting up Zend Server CE.  My blog post about setting up Zend Server CE has been very popular, but there’s a few things to keep in mind with Mountain Lion.

Zend has recently released a fix for the software to be compatible with Mountain Lion, so be sure you are downloading the latest version of Zend Server CE.

Also, you may have noticed that OSX Mountain Lion does not have the bash_profile file initially, which will cause other issues for you when it comes to installing PHPUnit or similar associated with PEAR.

To create your bash_profile file, please do the following:

+ open  Terminal

+ type  touch .bash_profile

+ type  open -a TextEdit.app .bash_profile

Now you can make your additions as needed for setup.  For example, you will want to add the following to this file:

PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/zend/bin:/usr/local/zend/mysql/bin
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:/usr/local/zend/lib

Be sure to check out http://www.cmiwebstudio.com/blog/zend-server-ce-for-mac-osx-10-lion/