IBM to embrace PHP with Zend

Posted on Saturday, February 26 2005 @ 15:01 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
IBM announced a deal with Zend to make an integrated programming solution using the PHP language. The company also said it wants to deliver at least 30 existing software projects to open-source developers.
IBM officials hope their endorsement of PHP will serve to drum up support among developers for Cloudscape. They contend that PHP now accounts for more than 40% of the overall Web programming language market and about 70% of the Unix-based Apache Web platform market.

"As we see now where the PHP community can take 5.0 with its addition of Web services and XML support, it is one more community we want to embrace. It has been successful among professional Web site developers and the SMB market, and as we look at where SOAs and On-Demand are going, this gives us one more technology that helps link solutions together," said Rod Smith, IBM vice president in charge of Internet-based emerging technologies.
More info at ComputerWorld

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Re: IMB to embrace PHP with Zend
by Anonymous on Saturday, February 26 2005 @ 17:40 CET
It should read "IBM" and not "IMB".

Should take care while editing..especially headlines...

  • Reply by Anonymous on Saturday, February 26 2005 @ 18:09 CET

    not to mention I think it's "announced a deal" not a 'teal'...unless 'IMB' has something to do with Ducks, then I apologize for both of us.

Re: IBM to embrace PHP with Zend
by Anonymous on Saturday, February 26 2005 @ 21:32 CET
Actually I only looked at this page because Google News had it called "IMB". If other people did that (which they probably did) then the typo just means you'll get more hits ;-P