SOURCE: Zend Technologies

Zend Technologies

October 20, 2015 11:00 ET

Zend Unveils Standalone Z-Ray Technology Preview for Existing PHP Stacks

Z-Ray Delivers Real-Time Debugging, Optimized Productivity to PHP, Magento, Drupal, WordPress, and Joomla Developers

LOUISVILLE, CO--(Marketwired - October 20, 2015) - Zend Technologies, the PHP company, part of Rogue Wave Software, today announced that Z-Ray, the ultimate PHP debugging and productivity solution for real-time visibility into PHP applications, will be available for preview as a standalone technology designed to work on existing PHP stacks. This new preview of Z-Ray is a standalone version of the Z-Ray technology included within Zend Server.

The Z-Ray "X-Ray vision" and "application awareness" offer unprecedented, in-context visibility inside applications, showing exactly what happens to construct each page -- from initial coding through final deployment. Z-Ray empowers developers to efficiently write and deliver quality code, detect and fix issues earlier, and collaborate with operations staff to resolve production problems faster.

"Zend takes a proactive approach to listening and responding to customer and partner feedback. Many customers and partners wanted to see a full version of Z-Ray running independently, separate from Zend Server," said Zeev Suraski, Zend CTO and co-founder. "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."

Z-Ray: Debugging for error-free, high-performing applications

The new Z-Ray gives developers real-time insight during development, drastically improving the quality and performance of their code and applications, allowing them to resolve issues long before production. Z-Ray displays all under-the-hood details and PHP requests involved in building a page. It provides critical information on blocks, events, handles, observers, request properties, page requests, performance metrics, database query insight, session data, and more.

Z-Ray Live! for mobile and APIs

For mobile app debugging, Z-Ray Live! delivers information on requests originating from native mobile clients and API calls. This allows developers to see into the server-side execution of mobile app requests.

Z-Ray extensibility

Developers can easily create their own customized view in Z-Ray with the new Z-Ray extensibility API to support any framework or application.

Additional Z-Ray features and capabilities include:

  • Identify database queries issues
  • Inspect page requests
  • Analyze errors & warnings
  • Debug mobile app requests
  • Debug web services API calls
  • Debug CLI calls

Z-Ray Standalone (technology preview)

Z-Ray Standalone tech preview is available for download at:

For more information on Z-Ray, visit:

About Zend Technologies

Zend, the PHP company, part of Rogue Wave Software, was founded by the co-authors of PHP and continues as a dominant entity behind PHP, with open source contributions such as Zend Framework, Apigility and most recently, PHPNG, the engine of PHP 7. Zend is also the leading provider of enterprise-grade PHP solutions and support for development leaders, DevOps and developers. Our customers use Zend Server with Z-Ray, Zend Studio and Zend Guard to improve application performance and quality, speed up their release cycles and mitigate risk. We let you focus on innovation rather than using cycles to manage the stack and troubleshoot issues. Join Zend leading customers such as BNP Paribas, Best Buy, GE, Prada and other leading brands worldwide. Visit us at

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