Code Editor

The rich and smart code editor understands your code and its structure right off the bat. It supports the latest PHP 5.6, as well as the older versions of PHP for compatibility with legacy projects. It also includes support for HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

The advanced code editor features make you more productive with intuitive code assist, smart code completion, refactoring, real-time error validation and analyis, and more.

Black is Back - the latest version of Zend Studio has various theme options including the highly requested dark theme. It also includes split editor functionality and multi-cursor support.


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Debugging and PHP Profiler

Zend Studio provides 2 options to debug your code. The robust ZendDebugger and Xdebug.  With such a dual debugging option, you get more advanced debugging capabilities. For faster development, Studio will automatically detect and validate your PHP binary or local server settings.

Using Zend Server? The combination of Zend Server, Z-Ray and Studio takes debugging to a all new level.  Z-Ray let’s you identify hidden bugs and application performance issues that no debugger could ever catch. Open a debugging or profiling session directly from Z-Ray and use the tight integration with Zend Studio to fix the code and performance issues.


Mobile App Development

Zend Studio facilitates the creation of mobile applications on top of your existing PHP applications and server back-end.

Client side development using JavaScript

Integration with Apache Cordova, Ionic, and Angular JS makes it easy to create cross platform mobile apps. Write your app with HTML5/CSS/JS and compile it for the platform you need: Android, iOS or Windows.

Sample Mobile App w/ source code

Zend Studio goes even further. It includes a fully working mobile app with its source code.  You can use the code to learn how to create mobile apps or leverage it for your own applications.  Study it, copy it, edit it. It’s all yours to work with.

Seamless Emulation

Integration with various emulators for different environments makes it easy to see how you app will actually look and behave on a mobile device.


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Source Control, PHP Unit Testing, and Built-in Tools

Enhanced source control integration helps you work smoothly with SVN, CVS, Git, and GitHub. Import easily your existing repositories into your workspace, and collaborate with other team members.

Testing: Streamlined PHPUnit workflows for writing and executing unit testing help you write more reliable code.

Dependency management: The new Composer support lets you easily browse and manage project dependencies and repositories.

Code Documentation: The Integrated PHPDocumentor 2 facilitates a quick and  easy generation of user-friendly documentation.

The richest library of plug-ins and add-ons

Based on the Eclipse platform, Zend Studio gives you access to the largest eco-system of add-on features and plug-ins.  Add any plug-ins you need directly from within the welcome screen.


Web Server Integration

Zend Studio supports any and all servers. But if you need a server based on a certified PHP stack, Zend Server is the obvious solution. You benefit from application monitoring, manage server-side libraries. Whether it’s on premise - Windows, Linux, Mac OS, or IBM i - or in the cloud, Studio provides seamless integration and unmatched hassle-free application deployment to Zend Server and other servers.


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Framework Support

Zend Studio supports all the PHP frameworks from Zend Framework, Laravel, Symfony and many more. It provides built-in tools that allow developers to build framework based applications with proper structure, files and directories - out of the box and ready to use. Developers can take advantage of extra features like automated creation of modules, view helpers and controllers and enhanced content assist for services and variables


Apigility Integration for API building

The new integration with Apigility let’s you easily create, document, and test RPC or RESTful services using Apigility’s user-friendly editor without having to write any connectivity code. So you can focus on the business logic rather than client-server plumbing.


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Cloud Deployment

Zend Studio lets you deploy your PHP application on any server.  

In addition, you can take full advantage of the Cloud with the Amazon AWS Zend certified PHP stack offering, an instantly available, consistent PHP environment that provides a cloud-based Zend Server.

Zend Studio also works with other leading Cloud platforms, such as IBM Bluemix and SoftLayer, Red Hat OpenShift and Microsoft Azure. You can easily deploy your PHP applications on these public or private platforms, by using the built-in cloud deployment integration functionality.



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