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Zend and PHP 5.4

    Zend Solutions for PHP 5.4

    Zend is proud to welcome PHP 5.4, a major milestone release that adds significant new capabilities to the language that powers more than one-third of the Web. Some of the key benefits of PHP 5.4 include:

    • The ability to accommodate up to 40% more concurrent users with the same resources
    • Out-of-the-box multibyte support for Asian languages without having to recompile PHP
    • Easier implementation of modern design patterns in Web frameworks and applications
    • Performance and security improvements throughout the PHP runtime
    • Enhanced JSON support
    • Better file upload support
    ...and more!

    Want to take advantage of these exciting new features? Zend solutions are ready to help:

    Zend Studio

    Zend Studio, the award-winning professional-grade PHP IDE, is the best way to write PHP 5.4 code. Through a PHP 5.4 plugin, code editing, CLI script execution, remote debugging and application deployment are all available in Zend Studio 9.0.2. And soon to follow, upcoming releases will feature PHP 5.4 code migration workflows.

    Download a free trial of Zend Studio »
    Watch a tutorial explaining PHP 5.4 support in Zend Studio »

    Zend Server

    Zend Server, the PHP web application server for business-critical applications, now supports PHP 5.4 for development purposes. For those interested in trying out the PHP 5.4 features, deployment automation, performance optimization, application monitoring and root cause analysis are now available with the most up-to-date runtime version.

    Download the Zend Server PHP 5.4 Technology Preview »


    The fastest and easiest way to experience the new features and capabilities of PHP 5.4 is via the Zend Developer Cloud on phpcloud.com. Users get instant access to a robust, cloud-based PHP 5.4 environment designed specifically for developers, with powerful debugging and collaboration capabilities and support for a variety of development tools.

    Learn more and request an invite »

    Zend Framework

    Zend Framework 2, the update to the world's leading open source PHP application framework, has built in forward compatibility with PHP 5.4. With its state-of-the-art Model-View-Controller architecture layer, modularity and code reusability, and performance optimization capabilities, Zend Framework is the best way to write powerful apps that take full advantage of the latest PHP release.

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