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What's New in Zend Server 8.5

Gallery of Community Plugins and Add-ons

The Gallery aggregates and organizes all Z-Ray extensions and Zend Server plugins in an easy-to-use interface. This release introduces new plugins for Joomla, Doctrine2, Redis, OPcache, MariaDB, and LoS Modules; in addition to plugins for WordPress, Drupal, Magento, Zend Framework, Apigility, Laravel and Symfony. 

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And, the new extensibility APIs allow developers to create plugins and extend Zend Server with additional custom features.

Plugin Contest: Develop a plugin and submit it to the gallery for a chance to win a Drone or a GoPro.

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Support for Application end-users

The Live Support functionality makes it easier to troubleshoot problems with live end-users in real time, addressing issues that are not otherwise visible or reproducible.

A specific user’s session can be Z-Ray enabled, tracked and analyzed without exposing any sensitive information. The combination of these two features allows developers to get deep insights into a specific user’s requests without affecting the overall server performance and without disclosing sensitive information.

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Supercharged Job Queue Functionality

Schedule jobs based on time, priority, and even dependencies. Jobs can be deferred or executed periodically and run in parallel. The management GUI helps track the execution of jobs, their status, execution time, and output. Unlike cron jobs, Job Queue allows asynchronous execution, deferred jobs, and more. Multiple queues management facilitates the creation and management of groups of jobs that are functionally or logically related. 

App and Framework Specific Routing Logic Understanding

A built-in understanding of application request routing logic aggregates monitoring events, and displays improved results for URLs listed within URL Insight.

Enhanced Xdebug Support

Debugging in Zend Server has become a whole lot simpler with easier Xdebug management and improved go-to-source capabilities from Z-Ray. You can now easily select your preferred debugger and configure specific connection settings per debugger (Xdebug and Zend Debugger).

Intuitive User Interface

Includes a completely new menu structure, and a more modern look and feel. 

Other new features and enhancements include:

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What's new in previous versions of Zend Server: