Posts in Category "PHP"

Tell Zend about PHP development

Our friends at Zend are looking for more information about how PHP developers use front-end design and development tools like Flash, Flex and Ajax. The results of the survey will help shape future solutions from Adobe and Zend.

Take their online survey to and then be entered in a drawing to win a free Macbook.

Flex and PHP / Zend Framework Samples for PHP Developers

Kevin Hoyt has put together an archive of PHP and Flex samples that should help any developer who is getting started with Flex and PHP. These samples include PHP and Flex code that uses the functionality from the AMF module of the Zend Framework, available in the 1.7 preview release. You’ll need to download the Zend Framework and install it before using the AMF samples from the archive.

If you’re just getting started with Flex and PHP, check out the Flex developer center’s PHP page for links to articles on getting started.

Free Zend and Flex e-Seminar on Wednesday

Lee Brimelow and Matthew O’Phinney from Zend will be delivering a free e-seminar on Wednesday at 10 AM PT about using the Zend Framework and Flex and AIR together. They’ll go over the Zend Framework and the Zend AMF module that allows PHP developers to connect Flex applications to Zend Framework powered applications using AMF. You have to register for the e-seminar to attend.

Lee’s blog has a great overview of using Flash (and Flex) and PHP together.

The Adobe Developer Center is the best place to get started if you’re interested in using Zend and Flex together.

The e-seminar will be recorded, and assuming there aren’t any problems, we’ll post the recording on the PHP page of the Flex Developer Center within 2 weeks.

ZendAMF In Zend Framework 1.7 Preview Release

Yesterday Zend released a preview release of their next version of the Zend Framework, which includes the ZendAMF module. This is the first release of the framework that includes the module, which follows the partnership announcement made last month.

Developers can learn more about Flex and Zend by visiting the PHP page of the Flex developer center.

There are also 2 upcoming e-seminars that would be of interest to PHP developers. Both have the same content – a technical talk about getting started with Flex and AIR using the Zend Framework and ZendAMF. The first session is next Wednesday, October 22nd, at 10 AM PT, and the second is Wednesday, November 12th, at 10 AM PT. Free registration is required for both sessions.

Learn about Flex and Zend at PHP User Groups

The Adobe technical evangelism team will be hitting the road in October talking about our recent announcement with Zend. PHP developers who are interested in learning about Flex and Zend should join Kevin Hoyt, Danny Dura, Ryan Stewart and Christophe Coenraets as they show developers how to get started with Adobe Flex, Adobe AIR and Zend.

Here is the schedule for this user group tour:

October 1st – Boston PHP User Group (Kevin Hoyt)

October 1st – LA Adobe User Group (Christophe Coenraets )

October 2nd – San Francisco PHP Meetup (Danny Dura)

October 2nd – Seattle PHP User Group (Christophe Coenraets )

October 8th – Triangle PHP User Group in North Carolina (Danny Dura)

October 11th – Miami PHP User Group (Danny Dura)

October 14th – Dallas PHP User Group (Danny Dura)

October 14th – Portland PHP User Group (Ryan Stewart)

October 16th – Utah PHP User Group (Ryan Stewart)

October 16th – Cincinnati PHP User Group (Kevin Hoyt)

November 4th – New York PHP User Group (Kevin Hoyt)

November 6th – Montreal PHP User Group (Kevin Hoyt)

Danny Dura will also be doing a session at the PHP Works Conference in Atlanta on November 13th.

If you can’t make any of those dates, then try to join us at MAX North America in San Francisco. Or you can learn more about Flex and PHP using Zend from the Flex developer center.

Adobe and Zend Announce Collaboration

Today Adobe and Zend entered into a collaboration to bring together the flexibility, productivity and enterprise reliability of PHP and Zend Platform with the user experience benefits of the open source Flex framework. This collaboration will deliver technologies, content and services to make it easy for enterprise developers to build web applications using Flex on the client and PHP on the server. (Read the official press release.)

Adobe has joined the Zend Framework project and will work with the framework community to optimize communication between Zend Framework and Adobe Flex applications. Adobe has contributed support for the open, binary AMF format for exchanging data between Flex applications and PHP applications to the Zend Framework.

In addition, Zend and Adobe plan to optimize the experience for developers using their respective development environments. Zend Studio and AdobeĀ® Flex Builder, both built on the open source Eclipse platform, provide robust coding, debugging, and testing tools for professional developers.

As part of this announcement, Adobe has also redesigned the PHP page of the Flex developer center, and will be contributing articles and videos to that page, as well as the Flex page on Zend Developer Zone.

If you’re interested in running Zend Studio with Flex Builder in the same version of Eclipse, we recommend using the standalone version of Zend Studio and the plugin version of Flex Builder. Install Zend Studio first, then install the Eclipse plugin of Flex Builder.

The latest version of Zend Studio (6.1) is built on Eclipse 3.4, so installing the Eclipse plugin of Flex Builder doesn’t work perfectly. When you install Flex Builder, you’ll receive an error – don’t worry, that’s OK. Just follow the instructions to get Flex Builder working properly – launch Zend Studio, then go to Help -> Software Updates -> Manage Configuration, select “Add an extension location” in the right hand pane. In the browse dialog, select the Flex Builder plugin folder, and everything should work fine.

We’re really excited to be working with Zend and being part of the Zend Framework. Most of all, we can’t wait to see all the great applications that developers build with PHP and Flex.