Friday, November 04, 2005

IBM and Zend to Aim PHP at .NET Through Open Source Foundation



According to Netcraft, 40% of all web applications already run PHP, but IBM and Zend have decided that PHP needs to be fattened up to take on .NET.

So in the next few days Zend is going to join the Eclipse Foundation as a Strategic Developer and kick off an overarching open source initiative that it calls the PHP Collaboration Project, to create an industrial-grade PHP web application development and deployment environment.

Among other things, Zend want a PHP Framework developed to standardize the way PHP applications are built and create a uniform code base for next-generation web applications. Eclipse will be the IDE.

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