Performance has remained an issue for dynamic languages such as PHP and Ruby. Zend Platform 3.6 improves the performance of PHP applications by caching pre-optimized PHP byte code, Zend officials said. The product features support for file- or URL-based page caching, client-side caching and in-memory or disk-based data caching.Zend also introduced Zend Studio for Eclipse, an IDE for PHP developers. It has seen more than 250,000 downloads since its launch in September 2007.
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