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Zend announces Zend Studio for Eclipse, Pre-Release Version available under Code Name Neon

PHP Developers to Benefit from Strength of Zend Studio Product Line and Depth of Functionality and Extensions in Eclipse

CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA – October 9, 2007 - Zend, the PHP Company, today announced Zend Studio for Eclipse, an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for PHP, built on top of the recently announced 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.

“The benefits of the Eclipse platform closely match the needs of the modern web application developer,” said Andi Gutmans, co-CTO and co-founder of Zend Technologies. “Eclipse provides first class multi-language support, has an extensible architecture and is supported by a vibrant open source community. In Zend Studio for Eclipse we enhance Eclipse PDT by delivering key capabilities for commercial PHP development, such as refactoring, unit testing, profiling and integration with Zend Framework.”

“An important goal of the Eclipse Foundation is to support commercial products built on the Eclipse infrastructure, and this is the newest offering that helps bring the millions of PHP programmers into the Eclipse community,” said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation. “We are happy see Zend commercialize Eclipse PDT with their Zend Studio for Eclipse product.”

"There is little debate that the Eclipse community is increasingly the center of gravity with respect to professional development tooling," said Stephen O'Grady, principal analyst at RedMonk. "By aligning itself with the Eclipse platform, Zend is at once bringing PHP to entirely new audiences and giving existing PHP developers access to an immense volume of plug-ins and tools."

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. Further features include multi-language support, Zend Framework integration, HTML WYSIWYG editor, and more.

Pricing and Availability
Effective immediately, Zend is making a prerelease version of Zend Studio for Eclipse available for free download under the code name “Neon.” General availability is scheduled for early 2008. Users of Zend Studio Professional, Zend’s current market leading PHP IDE, will receive Zend Studio for Eclipse at no cost if they have an ongoing support contract. Zend will continue to maintain Zend Studio Professional, including the release of updates to support newer PHP versions.

As a special introductory promotion until the end of 2007, Zend Studio Professional will be offered at a 15 percent price discount, including the right to obtain Zend Studio for Eclipse when it will be released – see http://www.zend.com/store for details.

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.

Zend, Zend Technologies, Zend.com and Zend Studio and/or the logos and icons associated with each of these names are trademarks of Zend Technologies, Inc. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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