Wednesday, November 02, 2011

What is coming up from Zend?

If you have already heard about and Zend Studio 9 or just trying to grasp what new developer workflows Zend is now offering, you may find the new tutorials that the Zend documentation team have put together quite useful. These tutorials take you through end to end real world scenarios and outline what can be achieved with the new tools and platform. These tutorials include:

Building Applications on the Zend Developer Cloud (link)
  • To create GitHub and Zend Developer Cloud accounts. These will be used to maintain a project in GitHub and to deploy on Zend's cloud platform. Github is just an example, you could use other version control system such as Git, Subversion, CVS, Mercurial. 
  • To create a new container in the Zend Developer Cloud. The container holds your application in the cloud.
  • To create a new project from GitHub. You will be using an existing GitHub project to create a new project in Zend Studio.
  • To launch the application on the Zend Developer Cloud and debug it using Zend Studio.
A Guided Tour of Zend Application Deployment Support (link)
  • To create a new project from GitHub in Zend Studio: You will be provided with an existing GitHub account and project.
  • To work with your project's deployment.xml file: Launching a project in Zend Studio with deployment support creates a deployment.xml file. This file enables you to customize your application before the packaging process.
  • To create a ZPK package: Packaging your application enables you to export it to other members of the working process for testing and evaluation.
Deploying Applications to Zend Server (link)
  • To create an API Key. The API Key allows Zend Studio to access your server.
  • To create a new PHP project from SVN in Zend Studio. You will be provided with an existing SVN account and project.
  • To deploy your project on a remote Zend Server.
  • To launch your application. After creating your application, Zend Studio enables you to run your application from within the IDE and in an internal browser
Running Applications on a Local Zend Server (link)
  • To create a new Zend Framework project under the local server document root. 
  • To debug your application and modify code.
  • To launch your application.
Customizing Zend Studio (link)
  • To customize Zend Studio by adding and removing the plugins you want to work with. The Welcome page includes a list of available plugins, which you can add or remove from your Zend Studio.
  • To register Zend Studio. Once Zend Studio is installed, all its features will be available for a 30 day trial. To enable full features after this period of time, you will need to register the product.

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