“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.
Google launched new cloud-based development tools for iOS developers today, enabling them to connect to cloud services simply, easily, and cheaply. So cheaply, in fact, it’s free.
“The CIO that doesn’t embrace change … they’re dead,” said Mac Devine, IBM’s cloud CTO. “The ones that do, they’re successful.”
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.
The biggest web company on the planet just added support for the most widely used programming language on the planet.
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.”
“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.”