Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Zend and Adobe Partner!

Today we announced a partnership with Adobe Systems. The goal of the partnership is to make it easier for developers to use Flex with PHP. I am excited about this partnership as it helps deliver a premier RIA technology to our users.

As part of the collaboration we will make sure that our users can successfully plug-in Flex Builder into Zend Studio for Eclipse. This is a good testament for the benefits of the Eclipse eco-system which was one of the main reason we chose it for our next-generation of Zend Studio. Also, as I've already mentioned in a previous post, Adobe has joined the ZF community.

Strengths of Flex include significant productivity gains, WYSIWYG tooling with Flex Builder, good performance, support in Adobe AIR which helps bridge Web applications to the desktop and many more cool features. I really think Adobe has very exciting technology for building RIAs and recommend people familiarize themselves with Flex. You will probably quickly get a good feeling for what use-cases you'd want to use Flex in and when Ajax. In fact, you are even able to use both within the same Web application.

In addition, we will work on publishing more developer oriented content so that we make it easier to get started. We have already started putting some content together which you can find on Adobe's Flex PHP Developer Zone. There are also several articles on Flex, AIR and PHP on the Zend Developer Zone.

If you've already made good use of PHP and Flex and think that your company would make a good case-study please let me know. You can email me at andi@youknowthecompany.com.

Enjoy!

20 comments:

  1. Cool news! thanks for the update

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  2. I have been waiting for this moment for years ... a strong backing for PHP and Flex is so important for enterprise level applications. Thank you Zend and Adobe. Millions of us PHPers are crossing our fingers hoping this is the holy grail to web 3.0.

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  4. Andi :

    You speak on bridge Web applications to the desktop.
    You know this lib : http://www.wxwidgets.org
    Is a cross plattaform gui layer for win32 and linux.
    This work http://sourceforge.net/projects/wxphp is very nice.
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    One web base and one desltop base.

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    It will be great if you people put some effort to provide a good book or screen cast to learn zend framework.

    The documentation in zend framework site will be useful after learning it. its like reference but not like tutorials.

    If i am mistaken, please provide me any good book to learn ZF online for free.

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