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  • Zend Delivers PHP Development Platform In AWS Marketplace

    Zend Delivers PHP Development Platform In AWS Marketplace

    Zend, the commercial company behind the popular scripting language PHP, announced today, it was launching a PHP development service in the AWS marketplace, effectively making it a Platform as a Service inside the Amazon infrastructure cloud. While PHP is an open source project, Zend was launched in 1999 by some early developers to create a commercial arm. Just last month, the company… Read More

  • Heroku Bets Big On PHP And Launches Native Support For Facebook’s HipHop VM

    Heroku Bets Big On PHP And Launches Native Support For Facebook’s HipHop VM

    Cloud platform Heroku today announced a set of new tools for PHP developers that aim to give PHP the kind of enterprise-grade support the company already offers for Rails, Python, node.js and other languages. It’s no secret that PHP doesn’t always get the credit it deserves. While the language has developed quite a bit over the last few years — in large part thanks to… Read More

  • SensioLabs Raises $6.9 Million To Implement Its PHP Framework ‘Symfony’ Everywhere

    SensioLabs Raises $6.9 Million To Implement Its PHP Framework ‘Symfony’ Everywhere

    French company SensioLabs raised $6.9 million (€5 million) from CM-CIC Capital Privé to expand its operations around the open-source PHP framework Symfony. While the startup is only a year old, the team behind it actually created the framework in 2005 — that’s why they know it better than anyone else and can provide all kinds of services and products to help enterprise… Read More

  • PHP On Google App Engine Now Generally Available

    PHP On Google App Engine Now Generally Available

    PHP is now in preview on Google App Engine, fully available to the general public. The preview status means that it is no longer necessary for developers to whitelist their applications for deployment. Google launched PHP, its fourth run-time language, at Google I/O earlier this year. One of the world’s most popular programming languages, PHP is at the heart of such services as… Read More

  • In Praise Of Quick And Filthy

    In Praise Of Quick And Filthy

    To paraphrase the late great David Foster Wallace, did you know that probing the seamy underbelly of software development reveals ideological strife and fanaticism on a nearly Godwin’s-law scale? Did you know that software development even had a seamy underbelly? It does, and its name is PHP, the world’s least-loved but arguably most-used programming language. It’s… Read More

  • Engine Yard Acquires Orchestra To Add PHP Support To Its PaaS

    Engine Yard Acquires Orchestra To Add PHP Support To Its PaaS

    Engine Yard, a provider of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions, this morning announced it has acquired Orchestra, developer of a platform for deploying, scaling and managing PHP applications. Engine Yard, which is backed by investors like Benchmark Capital, New Enterprise Associates, and Amazon.com, opted not to disclose the financial terms of the acquisition. Read More

  • Today's lesson: Know your opponent

    Today's lesson: Know your opponent

    I’m a big believer in open source development. The bazaar development model allows quality ideas to float to the top, albeit in sometimes contentious ways. The Linux kernel, the Apache httpd web server, and the PHP programming language are all developed in the open, and anyone is allowed to participate in their development. Filing bug reports is as important as writing the actual code. Read More

  • PHP Founder Rasmus Lerdorf Leaves Yahoo

    PHP Founder Rasmus Lerdorf Leaves Yahoo

    PHP founder Rasmus Lerdorf has left his long-held position at Yahoo, according to his Twitter account. Lerdorf joined Yahoo in 2002 and has worked for the company as an engineer since. Lerdorf is most notable for creating the original PHP engine, and for being a notable open source developer, speaker and author. Lerdorf developed PHP in 1995 after building up a collection of C macros that he… Read More

  • Basic Flaw Reveals Source Code to 3,300 Popular Websites

    Basic Flaw Reveals Source Code to 3,300 Popular Websites

    A Russian security group has posted a detailed blog post (translation here) about how they managed to extract the source code to over 3,300 websites. The group found that some of the largest and best known domains on the web, such as apache.org and php.net, amongst others, are vulnerable to an elementary information leak that exposes the structure and source of website files. A web surfer is… Read More