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Zend's Z-Ray Aims to Deliver Real-Time Debugging and Optimized Productivity to Developers

By CIOReview | Thursday, October 29, 2015

LOUISVILLE, CO: Zend, a company that provides an end-to-end solution for rapid delivery of mobile and web applications through PHP announces Z-Ray, a PHP debugging and productivity solution for real-time visibility into PHP applications.

PHP is a popular general-purpose scripting language that is used for web development. It is said to be a fast, flexible and pragmatic language that empowers everything from a blog to the most popular websites in the world.

Designed to work on existing PHP stacks, the new preview of Z-Ray is a standalone version of the Z-Ray technology included within Zend Server

The creators claim that the latest technology includes ‘X-Ray vision’ and ‘application awareness’ to give developers real-time insight during development to enhance the quality and performance of their code and applications; thereby allowing them to resolve issues long before production. The solution will offer remarkable, in-context visibility into applications showing exactly what happens to construct each page from initial coding through final deployment. Displaying all complex details and PHP requests involved in building a page, the solution provides critical information on blocks, events, handles, observers, request properties, page requests, performance metrics, database query insight and session data, The standalone version will empower developers to efficiently write and deliver quality code, detect and fix issues earlier and collaborate with operations staff to resolve production problems faster.

Developers can now create their own customized view with the Z-Ray extensibility API to support any framework or application. Additional feature of Z-Ray include identifying database queries issues, inspecting page requests, analyzing errors & warnings and debugging mobile app requests, web services API calls and CLI calls.

"The new Z-Ray standalone version empowers developers to get deep insight into the application code and performance of their existing PHP stack. The result is greater developer productivity and higher quality applications in the end," Zeev Suraski, CTO and Co-founder, Zend.