Zend Announces General Availability of Z-Ray for Magento

Provides X-Ray Visibility and Real-time Debugging for Magento Developers; Delivers Unprecedented, In-context Visibility Inside Magento Applications

CUPERTINO, Calif., Feb. 4, 2015 -- Zend, the PHP Company, today announced the immediate availability of Z-Ray for Magento, the ultimate PHP debugging and productivity solution for real-time visibility into Magento applications. Z-Ray's "X-Ray vision" offers unprecedented, in-context visibility inside Magento applications, showing exactly what happens when constructing each page. Z-Ray, included within the developer-centric Zend Server 8, empowers developers to detect and fix issues earlier, collaborate with operations staff to quickly resolve production issues, and ultimately, deliver quality applications.

“We’re excited to see Zend innovating with the Magento developer in mind,” said Alan Kent, Magento Chief Architect. “Z-Ray’s Magento-specific capabilities help developers deliver higher performing and higher quality code faster, better delivering on the needs of the ecommerce- backed enterprise.”

"Z-Ray gives developers the application insight they need to create quality applications -- from coding to deployment,” said Zeev Suraski, CTO and Co-founder, Zend. “Z-Ray empowers developers to see how their code is running in real time. Developers can detect and correct issues early on, resulting in fewer production issues and optimized application performance.”

Z-Ray for Magento Features, Highlights and Capabilities:

  • Analyze errors and warnings
  • Get deep insight on blocks, events, functions, handles, observers, request properties
  • Identify database queries issues
  • Inspect page requests
  • Debug mobile app requests
  • Debug web services API calls
  • Get insight on URL performance

Z-Ray: Debugging for Error-free, High-Performing Magento Applications

The new Z-Ray gives Magento developers deep insight during development, allowing them to resolve issues long before production. The result: improved code and application performance.

 Z-Ray displays all under-the-hood details and PHP requests involved in building a page. It provides critical information on blocks, events, functions, handles, observers, request properties, page requests, performance metrics, database query insight, session data and more.

Z-Ray Live! for Mobile and APIs

For mobile app debugging, Z-Ray Live! delivers information on requests originating from native mobile clients and API calls. Developers can then see into the server-side execution of mobile app requests.

Z-Ray Extensibility

Magento developers can easily create their own customized view in Z-Ray with the new Z-Ray Extensibility API to support any framework or application.

Production Snapshots

The new URL Insight identifies the slowest, poorest-performing, and most popular URLs. Full Z-Ray snapshots of these URLs reveal what real-world requests coming from real users look like.

New Zend Server 8 for Boosted Performance

In addition to Z-Ray, Zend Server 8 delivers a fully-integrated application platform for Magento applications based on the only certified PHP stack. It provides real-time monitoring features, increased Web server and application performance, a new easy-to-use interface, higher application availability, scalability and clustering.

Availability and Pricing

Z-Ray for Magento is available with Zend Server 8 now on Linux x86 and x86-64, Mac OS X, Windows x86 and x86-64.

Zend Server 8 development environment starts at $20 per month, or 3 cents an hour on Amazon Web Services. A free 30-day trial is available: http://www.zend.com/products/server/downloads

For more information on Z-Ray, visit:

http://www.zend.com/en/products/server/z-ray

For more information on Zend Server 8, visit

http://www.zend.com/en/products/server

Testimonials and References:

 “At Envoy, we think Z-Ray is a bit of a revolution in debugging tools. It will help improve the efficiency of any developer who uses Magento.  Z-Ray gives developers insights into complicated Magento architecture by grouping information into human-readable tabs, lists and tables. It is a real-time tool which can change the way you work with Magento, making your team more efficient and error-free." - Marcin Szterling, Head of Magento, Envoy

“Magento sites can be complex and often times suffer poor performance due to complicated business logic and a large volume of database queries. There are many elements that go into the final construction of a rendered page, with so much going on under the hood it can be difficult to quickly back trace issues in a crunch.  Z-Ray gives us the necessary insight to guarantee all of our client Magento applications reach their peak performance and stay there with each release.” - Mathew Beane, Director of Systems Engineering, Robofirm

"Over time, Magento development can often become heavy and complex when several developers are working on the same platform. Z-Ray provides a lot of information about what is happening ‘under the hood,’ allowing us to easily detect the causes of performance problems and quickly fix them." - Pierre Fay, Magento expert and consultant

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. The company uniquely delivers a one-stop shop solution for developing, deploying and managing business-critical PHP applications. Zend continuous delivery is based on agile development, code protection, release automation, server management, consulting, training, and PHP certification. Zend solutions are deployed at more than 40,000 companies, including BNP Paribas, Best Buy, GE, Prada and other leading brands worldwide. Learn more at www.zend.com.

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