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Zend Releases Zend Studio for Eclipse, Delivering the Next Generation of PHP Development Tools

Zend Releases Zend Studio for Eclipse, Delivering the Next Generation of PHP Development Tools

PHP Developers will Benefit from Zend’s IDE and PHP Expertise and the
Depth of Functionality and Extensions in Eclipse

CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA – January 22, 2008 - Zend, the PHP Company, today announced the immediate availability of Zend Studio for Eclipse, an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for PHP, built on top of the Eclipse PDT project. Zend Studio for Eclipse is designed for professional PHP developers who need to support the entire PHP application lifecycle, and want to take advantage of the sophistication and extensibility of the Eclipse framework and ecosystem.

Zend Studio for Eclipse improves the quality of PHP applications, speeds development cycles, and simplifies complex projects. It includes a comprehensive set of editing, debugging, analysis, optimization and database tools, as well as support for agile development processes such as unit testing, refactoring, code coverage and profiling. Eclipse provides first class multi-language support, has an extensible architecture and is supported by a vibrant open source community. Further features include Zend Framework integration, HTML WYSIWYG editor, Subversion support and more.

 “More than 15,000 developers participated in the beta program for Zend Studio for Eclipse, which makes it by far the largest beta-test effort we have ever conducted for a commercial product,” said Andi Gutmans, co-CTO and co-founder of Zend Technologies and Eclipse board member. “The feedback has been very positive, especially from commercial users who in many cases had already standardized on Eclipse as their development environment. It validates our strategy to move our PHP IDE to the open source Eclipse platform.”

Dallas-based Stream Energy, electricity provider to roughly 300,000 customers in Texas, is one client who truly appreciates the versatility the Zend product offers. “Zend Studio for Eclipse allows all our developers to work in similar environments, whether they're working with PHP, Flex, Java, or almost anything else,” said Jason Forgey, Stream Energy’s Director of Information Technology. “The included PHPUnit support and integration with features from Zend Framework are invaluable. The ability to integrate in other Eclipse plugins like Mylyn, SoapUI, and Subversive allow us to access all our day-to-day tools from the same IDE.”

“With more than 250,000 downloads since its launch in September 2007, the Eclipse PDT project has had a very successful start. The introduction of Zend’s commercial IDE on top of PDT further strengthens the project,” said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation. “The Eclipse Foundation is excited to see this collaboration by the Eclipse and PHP communities rapidly gain momentum.”

"As the traction from the PDT project indicates, interest from the Eclipse community in PHP is strong," said Stephen O'Grady, principal analyst at RedMonk. "With the release of Studio, Zend has the opportunity to bring the sizable Eclipse and PHP communities together by combining the best of both worlds."

Pricing and Availability
The price for Zend Studio for Eclipse is $399.00 per developer. For a limited time, a special introductory offer of $299.00 will be in effect. Users of Zend Studio Professional, Zend’s current market leading PHP IDE, will receive Zend Studio for Eclipse at no cost if they have a current support contract. For full details, see http://www.zend.com/en/store.

About Zend
Zend Technologies, Inc., the PHP Company, is the leading provider of products and services for developing, deploying and managing business-critical PHP applications. PHP is used by more than twenty million websites and has quickly become the most popular language for building dynamic web applications. Deployed at more than 15,000 companies worldwide, the Zend family of products is a comprehensive platform for supporting the entire lifecycle of PHP applications. Zend is headquartered in Cupertino, California. For more information, please visit www.zend.com or call 1-408-253-8800.

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