Zend Developer Series: Developers Debug Faster With Zend Server

Cupertino, CA.—March 6, 2013 
Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it.” -Brian Kernighan [1]

Did you know?

  • Up to 70% of fixing a bug is first finding it and re-creating the problem [2].
  • Nearly 80% of developers spend a quarter of their time or more resolving production problems [3].
  • 56% of companies have experienced apps that work in testing but fail in production [4].

Zend, the PHP Company, wants to help developers spend their time doing what they love – creating the apps that make people say “wow.” We’ve designed Zend Server, which comes in both free and paid editions, to include advanced debugging tools that take the hard labor out of application troubleshooting.

How Zend Server Helps Developers (Yes, Even the Free Edition!)

  • View a method-by-method view of any PHP request execution: get deeper insight into the root cause of bugs and app performance problems with Code Tracing
  • Debug web services faster: find out exactly why a web services call failed
  • Understand the relationship between code changes and performance: dashboards provide vital performance and utilization metrics during development

For apps ready to move into production, the Small Business, Professional and Enterprise editions of Zend Server provide production troubleshooting. This includes the ability to make a recording of the live method-by-method execution of application requests. The result is that when problems occur, developers can avoid wasted time diagnosing what happened. These versions also come with extended metric and event data retention, automation tools and other advanced features.

Learn More

Interested? Get the full lowdown on Zend Server and download for free at www.zend.com/server

Watch a webinar introducing the new version of Zend Server, including a hands-on demonstration from Zeev Suraski, Zend’s CTO and co-founder, of the new cool UI: 


[1] MarcoFolio, “27 Top-Notch Programming Quotes.”  <http://www.marcofolio.net/tips/27_inspiring_top_notch_programming_quotes.html>

[2] VentureBeat, “PHP’s Andi Gutmans: 70% of Fixing a Bug is Finding It (And We’re Going to Fix That),” 8 February 2013.http://venturebeat.com/2013/02/08/phps-andi-gutmans-70-of-fixing-a-bug-is-finding-it-and-were-going-to-fix-that/

[3] Zend, “Spring 2013 Zend Developer Pulse survey”. To be release in April 2012 at http://www.zend.com/en/community/zend-developer-pulse

[4] IT Business Edge, “DevOps Fued Set to Come to a Head,” 19 July 2012. <http://www.itbusinessedge.com/cm/blogs/vizard/devops-feud-set-to-come-to-a-head/?cs=50811>

About Zend Technologies

Zend partners with businesses to rapidly deliver modern apps across mobile and cloud. Zend helped establish the PHP language, which today powers over 200 million applications and web sites. Zend’s flagship offering, Zend Server, is the leading Application Platform for developing, deploying and managing business-critical applications in PHP. Zend solutions are deployed at more than 40,000 companies, including NYSE Euronext, BNP Paribas, Bell Helicopter, France Telecom and other leading brands worldwide. Learn more atwww.zend.com.