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Zend Announces Eclipse PDT Awarded Best PHP IDE in InfoWorld 2011 Technology of the Year Awards

CUPERTINO, CA. — January 12, 2011 Zend Technologies, the PHP Company, today announced that the InfoWorld Test Center has chosen Eclipse PHP Development Tools (PDT) in its 2011 Technology of the Year Awards.  Eclipse PDT was recognized by InfoWorld as the Best PHP Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Eclipse is an open source platform for building development tools. Zend Technologies leads the Eclipse PHP Development Tools (PDT) Project, which is the basis for Zend Studio IDE, the software industry’s leading commercial IDE for PHP application development.  Eclipse PDT and Zend Studio IDE are designed to help developers build high quality code faster.

“On behalf of Eclipse and Zend, we are honored to receive this award as a confirmation of our technology vision and dedication to building the best possible IDE for the PHP community,” said Roy Ganor, Project Lead, Eclipse PDT and Zend Studio IDE. “Zend is committed to the evolution of Eclipse PDT as more and more developers seek to add PHP to their skillset for application development in Web and cloud environments.” Zend announced Zend Studio 8, based on Eclipse PDT 2.2, in November 2010.

In February of 2010, Eclipse PDT and Zend Studio IDE were chosen as best-in-class among competing products evaluated by the InfoWorld Test Center for its review, Eight PHP Power Tools, published in February 2010. Eclipse PDT and Zend Studio IDE received the highest scores, both achieving 8.9 out of a possible overall score of 10. Products were reviewed and evaluated across six criteria for quality, including ease-of-use, tools, Web and SQL support, documentation, installation and value.

“Our Technology of the Year Awards, chosen annually by InfoWorld reviewers, go to the best products we tested during the prior calendar year,” said Doug Dineley, Executive Editor, InfoWorld Test Center. “To be eligible to win, the product has to be reviewed by the InfoWorld Test Center, it has to be outstanding, and it has to belong to a product category that we consider extremely important. In short, Technology of the Year Award winners are rare and special.”

About Zend Technologies
Zend Technologies, the PHP Company, is the leading provider of software and services for developing, deploying and managing business-critical PHP applications on-premise and in the cloud. PHP runs 35 percent of the world’s Web sites and has quickly become the most popular language for building dynamic Web applications. The Zend family of products includes Zend Server Web application server, Zend Studio IDE and Zend Framework. Zend is headquartered in Cupertino, California, with offices in France, Germany, Ireland, Israel and Italy. (www.zend.com)

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InfoWorld Media Group helps IT Decision Makers choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy for business impact at their organizations. InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. (www.infoworld.com)