IBM & Zend Team to Accelerate PHP Momentum

by oneafrikan on March 15, 2005

From the Zend site:
IBM & Zend Team to Accelerate PHP Momentum
Partnership drives new PHP-based Web Stack for business-critical web applications.

From the IBM press release:
Collaboration to facilitate development and deployment of PHP Web applications and services

ARMONK, N.Y. — February 25, 2005 — IBM today announced an agreement with Zend Technologies to develop the industry’s first integrated solution designed to help developers build and deploy applications and services based on the popular PHP Web language. The new solution integrates IBM’s Cloudscapeâ„¢ database based on Apache Software Foundation Derby and Zend’s open source PHP environment. This agreement further expands IBM’s investment in open source by helping developers more effectively create applications based on the technology of their choice.

Read the rest of the press release here

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I know a lot of people who regards PHP as mickey mouse, but to me this signifies a major step forward, and one which can’t be ignored.

Congrats to the people at PHP, Zend and IBM – keep it coming, your work is appreciated!!

Edit: CNet News.com press release on this news:
Separately on Friday, IBM announced plans to submit about 30 projects to SourceForge.net, a Web site that hosts thousands of open-source projects. Included in the IBM donations are the Jikes product, which is designed to speed up Java development.

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