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Zend Studio for Mac

Zend Studio for Mac

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  • Latest Version

    Zend Studio 13.6.1 LATEST

  • Review by

    Daniel Leblanc

  • Operating System

    Mac OS X 10.10 or later

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  • Author / Product

    Zend Technologies / External Link

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Zend Studio for Mac is an advanced Integrated Development Environment for macOS specifically designed to address the needs of the professional PHP developer. Zend Studio for Mac features a comprehensive set of editing, debugging, analysis, and optimization tools that help speed up the PHP development process and yield robust, bug free code. A professional-grade development environment that includes PHP code editing, debugging, profiling, unit testing, diagnostics and more.

With 3X faster performance, the app allows you to code faster, debug more easily, and take advantage of the massive performance gains in PHP 7. This is the next-generation PHP IDE designed to create high-quality PHP apps while boosting developers’ productivity.  It automatically scales according to the DPI settings of the underlying operating system and supports HiDPi displays.

The latest app release supports PHP 7.1 and all its improvements to the language. ZendStudio for macOS features advancements in the Composer and JavaScript tooling, allowing you to create a new PHP project from a composer package or take advantage of the Eclipse Web Tools Platform. It also brings support for HiDPi displays and automatically scales according to the existing DPI settings.

Why Zend Studio?
  • Code faster with up to 3X performance improvements in indexing, validation, searching of PHP code
  • Superior PHP 7.1 support, PHP 7.1 express migration assistant, and seamless integration with Zend Server 9
  • Robust debugging capabilities with Xdebug, Zend Debugger, and Z-Ray integration
  • Extensive plugin capabilities provided by the large Eclipse eco-system
  • Support for best-in-class dev tools including Docker and Git Flow
  • Intelligent code editor
  • Deploy PHP applications on any server including cloud support for Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure
  • Support for HiDPi displays - scale graphics (ala 4K resolution)
Note: 30 days trial version.

Also Available: Download Zend Studio for Windows

What's new in this version:

PHP 7.1:
- Nullable types
- Void return type
- Iterable pseudo-type
- Class constant visibility modifer
- Catching multiple exception types
- Square bracket syntax for array destructuring assignment
- Allow specifying keys in list()
- Default PHP interpreter changed to PHP 7.1
- PHP 7.1 Built-in executables with Zend Debugger

PHP Performance:
- The speed of semantic analysis checks are improved by another 30%

Improved Composer Support:
- Wizard for creating new PHP project from existing Composer package on Packagist
- Renovated Composer editor
- Composer editor now embeds JSON editor with intellisense features

Renovated Javascript Support:
- New ES6 capable JS Parser
- Bower and NPM integration
- Grunt and Gulp integration
- Chromium V8 debugger
- New Node.js support

Support for hidpi displays:
- Automatic scaling of the GUI according to the DPI settings of the OS
- Best experience achieved at 200% DPI scaling

Other Improvements and Fixes:
- Apigility updated to version 1.4
- JSON editor with intellisense features
- Bundled JRE is updated as part of the Zend Studio update process
- Eclipse Platform updated to version 4.6.3 Neon.3:
- Word wrap in all text editors
- Built-in shortcuts to zoom in text editors
- Automatic save of dirty editors
- Full screen mode
- New Import Project wizard