Saturday, November 05, 2005

Zend advances open source language PHP

Source: Computerworld


The open source scripting language PHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) may gain a higher profile in the enterprise thanks to efforts from Zend Technologies.

The company later this year plans to launch the Zend PHP Framework, a development environment for PHP applications, and the company announced last week that it has joined the open source Eclipse Foundation. The initiatives are part of Zend's PHP Collaboration Project, which features assistance from companies such as IBM and Oracle.

Zend PHP Framework is intended to standardize the way PHP applications are built. In joining Eclipse, Zend plans to lead a project within Eclipse to develop a plug-in to the Eclipse workbench, for developing with PHP.

"The idea is to have an Eclipse plug-in here to leverage content [and] leverage the assets that have a Web services interface on it," and link to Java back-end systems, said Rod Smith, vice president of emerging technology at IBM.

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