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Zend Studio 2.6 released

By Michal Wachstock
on February 14, 2003

Zend Improves Developer Productivity and Workgroup Programming
With Zend Studio 2.6

Upgrade of Award Winning Integrated Development Environment Includes Version Management
Support, Project Management Capabilities and Advanced Productivity Features

Ramat Gan, Israel, December 16, 2002– Zend
Technologies Ltd., the designers of PHP and the leading provider of solutions to
Develop, Protect and Scale enterprise PHP applications, today announced Zend
Studio 2.6, a significant upgrade to their award winning development environment
for PHP, the most popular scripting language for dynamic web sites. This latest
release includes advanced productivity features for the solo developer and
integrated workgroup capabilities for distributed development teams.

New capabilities of Zend Studio include:

– CVS Version Management Integration
– Integrated with CVS, the de facto standard for version management,
Zend Studio now transparently performs all CVS operations directly from within
the Zend Development Environment, including check-in/check-out and
differencing.
– Advanced project management
capabilities – XML-based project resources allow easy management and
sharing of large applications.
– Advanced
usability features – Including cross-file searching and bookmark
management, regular expression searching, window cloning, customizable
shortcuts, conditional breakpoints, and deeper ftp
integration.
– Tighter Windows integration
– In addition to cross-platform availability on Windows, Mac OS X and
Linux, Zend Studio also takes advantage of Windows-specific mouse-wheel and
file-system features.
– Integration with
Zend’s full product family, including Zend’s SafeGuard Suite and
Encoder products for intellectual property protection, enabling direct encoding
activation from within Zend Studio, and Studio debugging of erroneous scripts
that Encoder identifies.
– Improved
performance on all platforms
These new capabilities are added to Zend Studio’s
existing modules, including the revolutionary remote debugging and code
completion engines.

Since its release, Zend Studio has become the standard for PHP
development, due to its ability to save developers time and money, and deliver
products to market faster. Thousands of companies and organizations have
adopted Zend Studio for their mission-critical applications, including Lycos,
Nortel, CMG, Niagara Mohawk, Siemens, McGraw-Hill, US Bureau of Land Management,
Bauch&Lomb, Sim City, Ensim, Deutsche Telecom, Apple, and over 100
universities worldwide

“Lycos Europe’s service offerings such as Lycos
Signup and Lycos Tripod are fully written in PHP. We chose PHP because of it’s
reliability, superior run-time performance, efficient database access, native
Apache integration and because it was very easy to learn and use,” said
Heiko Holzheuer, Chief System Architect at Lycos Europe. “By adopting the
Zend Studio, we not only get the most out of the functionality, flexibility and
scalability of PHP, we also get the support and backing of the #1 commercial
name in the PHP market.”

“PHP’s fantastic success has been fueled by its
productive coding and by remote devteams working together via CVS,” said
Zeev Suraski, co-designer and lead developer of PHP, and Co-Founder and CTO of
Zend Technologies. “Zend Studio now amplifies these factors, by making
PHP coding faster than ever, and tying teams together
conveniently.”

Pricing and Availability

Zend Studio 2.6 will be released in January 2003. Pricing will
remain at $195 for Zend Studio, and $249 for Zend Studio Plus, which includes
product support and upgrades. Zend currently offers a special offer of Zend
Studio Plus for $195, guaranteeing all customers an immediate upgrade to 2.6 as
soon as it is released.

About Zend Technologies Ltd.

Zend Technologies, a leading Web infrastructure software
company, is the internationally recognized authority in PHP. The company
provides a complete platform that enables the rapidly growing market of
PHP-enabled enterprises to Develop, Protect and Scale their PHP applications.
Zend’s founders are the designers of PHP and the Zend Engine, on which all
PHP sites and applications are run. The company is an active leader in the PHP
and open source communities, and plays a central role in the explosive growth of
PHP, which is now being used in over 7 million web sites worldwide. Founded in
1999, Zend Technologies is a privately held, venture-backed firm, with
management, marketing and R&D headquartered in Ramat Gan, Israel.
Zend’s products are available at
www.zend.com, or by contacting a Zend
representative at 1-877-ZEND-PHP or
[email protected]
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