March 12, 2014

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Zend Server Web API spotlight: Connecting to a Zend Server cluster part 2

Hey everybody, In a previous post I introduced the serverAddToCluster Web API action which allows us to initiate clusters and join existing ones with Zend Server. That post showed some code and discussed how the clustering process is started; now I will talk about how we should track the progress of our cluster and deal with […]

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February 14, 2014

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Zend Server Web API Spotlight: New in Zend Server 6.3

Hey everybody, I’m taking a brief pause in our scheduled programme of Web API tips and tricks, to let you know about the recently released Zend Server 6.3. I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you about news and additions in Web API version 1.7 for Zend Server 6.3: Web API Samples kit I’ve […]

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February 12, 2014

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Announcing Zend Server 6.3!

We’ve just released the latest version of our platform for Continuous Delivery of applications.  What’s new in Zend Server 6.3? Language and Platform Support Zend Server now supports PHP 5.5. With this release, Zend Server supports production environments on three major versions of PHP: 5.5 (supported for the first time), 5.4, and 5.3.Zend Server 6.3 […]

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February 4, 2014

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Announcing Zend Studio 10.6

We’ve just beefed up our PHP language support! The latest version of Zend Studio now fully supports PHP 5.5. PHP 5.5 support allows you to use features like generators, the finally keyword, new password hashing API, array and string literal dereferencing and more. Support includes content assist and syntax check as well as CLI script […]

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January 30, 2014

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Zend Server Web API spotlight: Connecting to a Zend Server cluster

Hey everybody, Having introduced the basics of Zend Server Web API we can now turn our attention to particular workflows, areas of interest and functionality. In this post, I will show you the basic steps our system goes through to connect to a Zend Server cluster and what happens behind the scenes. We’ll see some […]

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January 23, 2014

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BOOK: Zend Framework 2.0 by Example – Beginners Guide

Zend Framework 2.0 by Example – Beginners Guide PACKT Publishing $49.99 (USD) 208 Pages PACKT Publishing publishes books on lots of open source topics. Often very specific and cutting edge topics. That specificity can make the audience for such a book smaller that the already relatively small market for software development books.  So the price […]

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January 23, 2014

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Zend Server WebAPI spotlight: Version Negotiation Explained

Hey everybody, As discussed earlier, Zend Server’s Web API has multiple versions – with each new feature and option new Web API actions are created and existing ones gain new meaning and behaviors. While Zend Server may be forging ahead, it is shifting your infrastructure along with it – which may not be desirable. The […]

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January 21, 2014

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PHP 101: PHP For the Absolute Beginner

p. This area is intended for everyone new to PHP. It opens with a series of informal, entertaining tutorials written by Vikram Vaswani, founder and CEO of Melonfire. These tutorials build on a previously-published 5-part series which has now been updated and extended to embrace PHP 5, making parts of it suitable for those of you who already have worked with PHP 4 in the past.

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January 8, 2014

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Zend Server Web API Spotlight: Versioning

Hey everybody, One of the nagging problems of APIs everywhere is that of Versioning – the ability of an API to adapt its behavior based on the version requested by the client. The Zend Server Web API confronts the problem of Versioning and strikes a compromise between maintainability and usability. In this post we will […]

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December 26, 2013

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Zend Server WebAPI spotlight: Asynchronous Actions

Hey Everybody, Today we’ll discuss WebAPI asynchronous actions – requests that respond immediately but have not actually completed yet. In the previous Spotlight, we took a look at the basic steps of connecting to and using the Zend Server WebAPI. Many of the available WebAPI actions, will return immediate and final responses. These responses may […]

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