“I like solving problems — I don’t like programming. It’s tedious,” said the creator of PHP on stage at our DevBeat conference.
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“There’s a fine balance between what we ship and the open-source language. We love the open-source distribution model. On the other side, though, we have to really drive open-source into enterprise,” said Zend founder Andi Gutmans.
At its developer conference today, Zend is announcing a couple of interesting new directions. The PHP framework-making company is branching out into APIs and continuous delivery.
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For years, developers asked Google to enable PHP on App Engine. In May of this year Google finally relented, and the most-requested language for Google App Engine is becoming one of the most popular languages on Google cloud offerings.
In literally two clicks, you can start a development project in the cloud, see its code, and start playing with an app on Google’s App Engine, Compute Engine, or Datastore. That’s exactly what I just did.
All that’s missing are the streamers, balloons, and cheesy Best Price Ev-ah signs. Because the price competition between Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Rackspace is heating up so fast, the cloud market could be a massive virtual used car lot.
Clearly, everyone and their dog is thinking mobile first these days. But what’s more interesting in the survey is that the majority of developers aren’t looking to iOS or Android to do so.
The biggest web company on the planet just added support for the most widely used programming language on the planet.
The free learn-programming-online site now has 11 modules and 86 lessons in all things PHP from the basics to standard if/else logic flow to arrays, functions, and advanced object-oriented programming.
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.
The smart, social, mobile, and above all digital world we’re building is the new industrial revolution, and the bricklayers and grease monkeys of this era are Ruby developers and database administrators.
“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.”
“I believe web technologies will ultimately win within 3-5 years. The main barrier today is probably Apple.”
PHP developers are looking forward to exercising their new powers. Hopefully, for good.
Imagine designing and creating a native mobile app for iPhone or Android that connects to web services in about 10 minutes. Oh, and you’re creating the web services at exactly the same time
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“The biggest changes in technology are how mobile and cloud are converging,” says Gutmans. “Our intention is to tackle both of those head-on for our users.”
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More and more people are getting the itch to learn how to code — or wake up one day and realizing their futures depend on it. The “Geekfather” Ryan Carson is helping them through a series of onine courses, the latest one teaching PHP.
Don’t worry, hell has not frozen over. But the White House is very definitely not doing business — or government, rather — as usual. The U.S. government has released a repository of open source code for allowing citizens to create and vote on petitions, the same functionality that drives WhiteHouse.gov.
Developers plan to invest most of their time, talent and energy in mobile and API projects over the coming year — and will continue to code in a variety of languages, according to a new report.
Facebook has just announced the HipHop Virtual Machine. We’re not talking about Kanye — not this time, at least.
Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) Engine Yard has just inked a deal to buy Orchestra, a platform for deploying, scaling and managing applications in the PHP programming language.
Zend Technologies, provider of open-source tools companies need to develop, deploy, and manage enterprise PHP applications, has raised $9 million in a new round of venture funding from its flock of existing investors. This brings its total to $55 million, a generous amount for an IT company.