Zend has a problem. While there are five million PHP developers around the globe, only some small fraction of them pay Zend for its server and IDE tools for making PHP sites faster, better, and more debuggable.
"There's a lot of pressure in companies to deliver mobile, cloud-enabled apps," Gutmans says. "Half of teams are telling us that that they've missed dates because they cannot work together."
Editor's Pick The rumors were true. Five million PHP developers will now be able to design and build mobile apps for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry.