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Zend Studio: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Zend Studio?

Zend Studio is a complete Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for developing, debugging, deploying and managing PHP applications.

Q: How can I evaluate Zend Studio?

To evaluate Zend Studio first download the evaluation package. After installation Zend Studio will work out of the box and will not request a license during the evaluation period. The software will automatically expire after 30 days. You will be sent an email reminder before your evaluation period expires notifying you about the impending expiration.

Q: How do I buy Zend Studio?

You can purchase Zend Studio from our online store.

Q: Does Zend Studio include software updates and support?

Yes, each Zend Studio 10 license comes with support and upgrades valid through your license period. During that period, customers are entitled to all updates (major and minor releases) and can open web-based support tickets. Zend may release several minor and product updates a year with new features. 


Q: How do I get support for Zend Studio?

Support for Zend Studio is provided through web-based support tickets using My Zend Account and via the Zend Forums. If your business needs require a higher level of support with a guaranteed Service Level Agreement (SLA), the Zend Developer Solution may be the right option for you.

Q: How many licenses do I need to buy?

Zend Studio licenses are valid for a single user on a single machine. This means that if you have 2 developers using Zend Studio on the same machine, even if it may be at different times, you are required to have two licenses of Zend Studio. If you have one developer and that developer needs to use Zend Studio on two different machines, you also need two licenses of Zend Studio.

Q: Can I use Zend Studio on more than one computer?

Zend Studio licenses are restricted to a single user on a single machine.

Q: Is training available for Zend Studio?

Yes, Zend is now offering Zend Studio training online, allowing you the comfort and flexibility of being able to attend class without leaving your home or office. For more information on this and other Zend training courses, please visit: Zend Training.

Q: What is Eclipse?

Eclipse is an open source community, whose projects are focused on building an open development platform comprised of extensible frameworks, tools and runtimes for building, deploying and managing software across the lifecycle. A large and vibrant ecosystem of major technology vendors, innovative start-ups, universities, research institutions and individuals extend, complement and support the Eclipse platform. For more information on Eclipse visit http://www.eclipse.org. Eclipse has over 800+ committers, over 100 corporate sponsors resulting in support for multiple languages and many different development technologies.

Q: What are the advantages of having Zend Studio built on the Eclipse platform?

Eclipse is an open platform with over 4 million developer users; by using Eclipse, PHP developers can take advantage of over 1,000 plugins (including source configuration control, project management, Adobe Flex support, and more). Also, since Eclipse supports Java, customers using Java and PHP together can easily use Zend Studio as a single IDE that handles multiple languages.

Q: What is PDT?

PHP Development Tools (PDT) is an Eclipse open source project led by Zend. PDT is a simple development tool that provides you with the basic code editing capabilities you need to get started with PHP. It is also the basis for the professional-grade Zend Studio.

Q: What is Zend's role in Eclipse and PDT?

Zend is a member of the Eclipse Foundation and is the lead on the PHP development Tools (PDT) project.

Q: What are the differences between Zend Studio and PDT?

PDT is a basic, completely open source framework for building PHP IDEs. Zend Studio is a commercial IDE with rich a feature set including remote debugging, Zend Server integration, Zend Framework support, and more. For a detailed comparison, see the PDT comparison page.

Q: How is Zend Studio integrated with Zend Server?

Zend Studio is tightly integrated with Zend Server. Zend Studio automatically detects the presence of Zend Server, and allows you to easily run, debug and profile your applications on Zend Server. With Zend Studio you can create and test deployment packages from your PHP code for easy and consistent deployment into Zend Server. And after you deployment, you can use Zend Server to detect performance and functional issues and easily reproduce them in Zend Studio to accelerate the root cause analysis process. Code Traces produced by Zend Server's monitoring capabilities can be exported from Zend Server and imported directly into Zend Studio for easy analysis of problem events.



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   My first impression of Studio 10 is good! Eclipse itself seems more stable, more responsive and less CPU hungry, and the content assist seems to have a better response time. And having mobile application development in the same IDE as the backend work is great!   

Thijs LensselinkPHP Developer, www.mobiletulip.com

   Zend Studio 10 is fully integrated with Git, PHPUnit and Zend Framework 2, which gives me one convenient place for my coding practices. When using ZF2, it's invaluable thanks to its seamless integration.    

Ore LandauPHP Developer, SangtamTech

   I'm enjoying every minute I'm working using Zend Studio 10. Zend Studio 9 was really good, but version 10 is an almost telepathic assistant, sharp and quick -- I'm delighted. Keep up the good work on this brilliant piece of software.    

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   I am really excited about how easy it is to make a ZF2 project, create modules, and get template files that I can just edit instead of having to write from scratch.    

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