Zend Studio

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Zend Studio is the next-generation PHP IDE designed to create robust PHP apps while boosting developers' productivity. It is the only PHP IDE that combines mobile development with PHP and includes a sample mobile application with source code.

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Zend Studio review by User in Higher Education
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A Solid IDE for PHP Development

What do you like best?

Zend Studio is created by the folks who make Zend, so what better tool is there to use?! It sits on top of Eclipse and offers several code repository integrations and frameworks that snap in. As you're developing, the built in code completion is responsive, and the built-in documentation is spot on. It's flexible enough for all of your PHP development needs

What do you dislike?

As with any piece of software, there are some quirks. We often times use SVN for some of our code repositories, and way the software caches credentials isn't optimal. On particularly large repo imports, it can take an extended period of time to add the project. Better real-time status updates for these processes would be helpful.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We do custom PHP development in our environment, and this tool solves the issue of an IDE that's designed and tuned specifically for PHP. My developers like it, I've been using it for well over 5 years, and it's an actively maintained and smartly improved piece of software.

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Zend Studio review by <span>Divyamol J.</span>
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PHP IDE for faster and robust development

What do you like best?

Performance vice Zend studio has improved a lot. Debugging is very effective in Zend Studio. From the old Zend Studio versions, it has improved a lot in Plugin system, Cloud server support etc, Almost all PHP tools are available which helps developers a lot. Especially PHP code sniffer tool for effective code review approach. Refactoring codes are the hardest job that developers are dealing with, Zend Studio managed it well. Method suggestion is also very helpful. Also it is updated with trending JavaScript frameworks like Angular JS.

What do you dislike?

Speed and performance improved a lot, but still a lot more needed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Most of the time developers go for heavy IDEs which are basically not specifically built for PHP. For those Zend Studio is the best option. Easy to install and configure. Can be update easily. Almost all Plugins are available for better development. Also helps the mobile back end developers to check the API. Can easily deploy to cloud based hosting servers.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mainly web applications which covers medical,logistic etc. Zend studio helps developers to code effectively and debug helps a lot in functionality test.

What Integrated Development Environment (IDE) solution do you use?

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Zend Studio review by <span>Jasper H.</span>
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Good Eclipse Build for PHP Development

What do you like best?

Comes with easy-to-use FTP/SSH integration. Great PHP hinting and debugging tools.

What do you dislike?

Runs slow compared to others, like PHP Storm. If you're not used to Eclipse then there is a bit of a learning curve for getting the workspace setup just as you like it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

3rd-party Eclipse plugins make Zend Studio very extendable.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Writing PHP code for multiple types of servers.

Zend Studio review by G2 Crowd User in Information Technology and Services
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Best IDE for PHP Development

What do you like best?

I have been using Zend Studio for the last 6 years. Unlike other IDEs, Zend Studio is very simple and effective. I had tried other IDEs and felt they are too heavy. Their initial lag and memory consumption were huge when compared to Zend Studio. That is the main reason still I like to develop the PHP applicaitons in Zend Studio. Support for PHP is excellent in Zend Studio. Mainly debugging, plugin plays the vital role in this IDE. I like the simple and effective solution with very well maintained User interface. Zend Studio did that part successfully.

What do you dislike?

Need to investigate and integrate revision based system. Make it more developer friendly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are a PHP developer and tired using heavy IDE which is not probably designed for PHP, then Zend Studio is the best solution. You can feel the easiness and productivity increase after using this. You can integrate debugging level and library support for quick method analyzing. You will like the UI, which is perfectly designed as developer friendly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have designed and implemented so many applications ie Survey Management system, Questionnaire applications, Logistic portal applications etc. Fast coding and less maintenance are the main benefits.

Zend Studio review by <span>Giuseppe D.</span>
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The perfect IDE for PHP and Web development

What do you like best?

Zend Studio is Eclipse IDE + PHP Development Tools (PDT) with steroids!

What do you dislike?

Generally a Java-based IDE is little bit slow but the Zend Studio is a powerful IDE for PHP development.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Zend offer a special student licenze,

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Zend Studio facilitate the PHP development and debugging.

Zend Studio review by User in Marketing and Advertising
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The complete package

What do you like best?

The IDE has lots and lots of features. It's easy enough to get started, but it has the depth to do complexities when needed.

What do you dislike?

There is a lot of help but sometimes it doesn't explain things too well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helps to keep code consistent by enforcing rules and patterns.

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