While most of Zend Technologies’ products have been available to Linux users for some time, they haven’t been as easily available to Oracle Unbreakable Linux users until now. Today, Zend announced a partnership with Oracle for an integrated and optimized Linux and PHP solution. This includes extending access to Zend Server for Oracle customers via the Oracle Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN), helping to speed installation for their PHP-based Web applications. Zend Server now also includes out-of-the-box enterprise-grade connectivity to Oracle’s database.
On October 20, 2009, Zend released a beta version of Zend Server 5.0, which includes a new feature, dubbed “Code Tracer.”
For the first time, PHP developers and administrators can quickly pinpoint the root cause of a problem in production by viewing a “digital documentary” of the execution of their application – similar to a black box flight recorder in an airplane – and avoid the time-consuming task of recreating the problem.