PHP 7 support

The fastest way to move your code to PHP 7 is with Zend Studio. It ships with the best-in-market PHP 7 support, PHP 7 express migration tool, and seamless integration with Zend Server 9. PHP 7 is the default interpreter for Zend Studio, and all new projects are configured for PHP 7. It provides support for the newest scripting concepts in PHP 7, such as return type declarations, anonymous classes, the spaceship operator, group use declarations, scalar type hints, and more.

PHP 7 express, a built-in migration tool assistant, makes the transition to PHP 7 easier and faster. This tool scans existing projects for compatibility issues such as removed and deprecated usages, or new reserved words in PHP 7. It points developers to the exact line of code where the issue is located and suggests quick fixes.

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Code editor

The rich and smart code editor understands your code and its structure right off the bat. It supports the latest PHP 7, as well as the older versions of PHP for compatibility with legacy projects. It also includes support for HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

The advanced code editor features make you more productive with intuitive code assist, smart code completion, refactoring, real-time error validation and analysis, and more.

Zend Studio has various theme options including the highly popular dark theme. It also includes split editor functionality and multi-cursor support.

Debugging and PHP profiler

Zend Studio provides best-in-market integration with debug tools like Xdebug, Zend Debugger, and Z-Ray. With multiple debugging options, you get more advanced debugging capabilities. For faster development, Zend Studio automatically detects and validates your PHP binary or local server settings.

Using Zend Server? The combination of Zend Server, Z-Ray, and Zend Studio takes debugging to a new level. Z-Ray lets you identify hidden bugs and application performance issues that no debugger could ever catch. Open a debugging or profiling session directly from Z-Ray and use the tight integration with Zend Studio to fix the code and performance issues.

Web API development 

Zend Studio facilitates the creation of mobile applications on top of your existing PHP applications and server back-end.

Client-side development using JavaScript

Integration with Apache Cordova, Ionic, and Angular JS makes it easy to create cross platform mobile apps. Write your app with HTML5/CSS/JS and compile it for the platform you need: Android, iOS, or Windows.

Sample Mobile App with source code

Zend Studio goes even further. It includes a fully working mobile app with its source code.  You can use the code to learn how to create mobile apps or leverage it for your own applications.  Study it, copy it, edit it. It’s all yours to work with.

Seamless emulation

Integration with various emulators for different environments makes it easy to see how you app will actually look and behave on a mobile device.


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Source control, PHP unit testing, and built-in tools

Enhanced source control integration helps you work smoothly with SVN, CVS, Git, and GitHub. Import easily your existing repositories into your workspace, and collaborate with other team members.

Testing: Streamlined PHPUnit workflows for writing and executing unit testing help you write more reliable code.

Code Documentation: The Integrated PHPDocumentor 2 facilitates a quick and  easy generation of user-friendly documentation.

The richest library of plug-ins and add-ons

Based on the Eclipse platform, Zend Studio gives you access to the largest eco-system of add-on features and plugins. With the Eclipse Marketplace Client pre-installed, it’s easy to find and install community plugins.


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Integration with popular technologies

Docker support

Zend Studio includes new Docker tooling that supports the management of Docker Images and Containers. It integrates with existing PHP tooling which allows running, testing and debugging PHP applications on Docker Containers with a PHP stack.

Git Flow support

Zend Studio comes with integration for EGit 4.2 and 4.3.  One of the highlights in this new version is the support for the Git Flow branching model which is pretty commonly used among PHP developers.

Installation as an Eclipse plugin

Zend Studio is based on the latest version of Eclipse. Developers already using Eclipse as a development platform will welcome the addition of a dedicated Zend Studio plugin that can be installed directly from within their development environment.

Web server integration

Zend Studio supports any and all servers. But if you need a server based on a certified PHP stack, Zend Server is the obvious solution. You benefit from application monitoring, manage server-side libraries. Whether it’s on premise - Windows, Linux, Mac OS, or IBM i - or in the cloud, Zend Studio provides seamless integration and unmatched hassle-free application deployment to Zend Server and other servers.


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Framework support

Zend Studio supports all the PHP frameworks from Zend Framework, Laravel, Symfony, and many more. It provides built-in tools that allow developers to build framework based applications with proper structure, files, and directories – out-of-the-box and ready-to-use. Developers can take advantage of extra features like automated creation of modules, view helpers and controllers, and enhanced content assist for services and variables.


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Apigility integration for API building

The new integration with Apigility let’s you easily create, document, and test RPC or RESTful services using Apigility’s user-friendly editor without having to write any connectivity code. So you can focus on the business logic rather than client-server plumbing.


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Cloud deployment

Zend Studio lets you deploy your PHP application on any server.

Zend Studio works with leading cloud platforms, such as Amazon AWS, IBM Bluemix and SoftLayer, Red Hat OpenShift, and Microsoft Azure. You can easily deploy your PHP applications on these public or private platforms, by using the built-in cloud deployment integration functionality.


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