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Zend Studio is the next-generation PHP IDE designed to create robust PHP apps while boosting developers' productivity. It is the only PHP IDE that combines mobile development with PHP and includes a sample mobile application with source code.

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Zend Studio is the next-generation PHP IDE designed to create robust PHP apps while boosting developers' productivity. It is the only PHP IDE that combines mobile development with PHP and includes a sample mobile application with source code.


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Rogue Wave Software Inc
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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

LA SIMPLICIDAD DE TRABAJATR CON ZEND STUDIO ME PERMITE ESTAR SEGURO CON LA INFORMACION QUE SUMNISTRO EN LA BASE DE DATOS. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

AUN LE FALTAN MEJORAS AUNQUE LA ULTIMA ACTUALIZACION HA PERMITIDO DESVIARSE UN PCOO DE SU OPBEJTIVO. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

HA MEJIRADO NUESTROS SISMETAS Y EL SERVICIO NO CADUCA. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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ACTUALICE TODA LA RED QUE POSEEMOS EN NUESTRA BASE DE DATOS PARA MEJORAR UN EN 50% LA CAPACIDAD DE RESPUESTA DE NUESTROS SERVIDORES. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer
Computer Software
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like this tool because of the performance helps in indexing ,searching and the validation of the php code it also helps for deploying php applications on the any servers which includes cloud support of the Microsoft Azure and Amazon aws.

In the debugging it offers are z-ray integration ,zend debugger and xdebug. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The main I dislike this is the cost is more. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend to use this tool because it supports best in class development like docker and git flow.the main thing is it supports cloud technology as Microsoft azure and Amazon aws. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In one platform only we can use coding,debugging,prototyping and testing of the mobile and Web applications. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AE
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Las herramientas de migración que nos permite mover códigos a PHP 7 de la manera más rápida, se puede realizar las pruebas de códigos y nos ayuda a ejecutar las pruebas unitarias más rápidos y así hacer códigos más confiables, me ha ayudado a ahorrar tiempos. Las aplicaciones las podemos implementar en cualquier servidor inclusive en la nube. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Para uso comercial requiere Licencia de pago, sin embargo por el costo-beneficio recibido es razonable el precio. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Es muy buen editor que nos permite ahorrarhoras de trabajo Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Lo utilizamos para la edición y desarrollo de PHP en la empresa. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Consultor técnico júnior
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Its small weigtlh and simplicity make it a very light and quick editor, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have all the features you need to develope any rich and comlex application. It has one of the best integrations with PHP7, a great debugging tool and project management is really easy. And as a plus, it also takes advantage of the Eclipse ecosystem, gaining access to a lot of usefull plugins. Another good reason to use it is it's easy deployment to cloud based systems. And it also works great when you are working on mobile apps. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is getting heavier and heavier each new version. Although this is not yet a huge impediment when you are working on a complex project, I don't feel it's the best option for small apps. From time to time, it has some stability issues. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are looking for a complete IDE for PHP, this is a must try, for sure. You will love it's debugging feature, it's not as heavy as others (although it's becoming less and less light those times). And when your project is getting bigger and bigger, you will see how easy it is to manage hundreds of variables around all that files. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When a bug appears (and we know they are inevitable), Zend Studio is by far the best tool to find it. And this can save you lots of time (and money, of course). It supports almost any modern framework you can use, increasing productivity. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Manager of Sales
Automotive
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the responsiveness of Zend Studio. As I'm developing, Zend Studio has proven to be the most responsive software that I have used. I also like how accurate the customization is - this saves a lot of time by ensuring accuracy. I also appreciate the constant updates that are made to Zend Studio. It stays up-to-date, automatically upgrading as necessary. I have found that it stays on top of those upgrades - which is important for us. I also like Zend Studio's method suggestion - this has saved me so much time when developing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't have much that I have found to dislike about Zend Studio. I dislike that when working with large repository imports, Zend Studio takes a long time making additions to my projects. Overall, I think that Zend Studio could improve performance by enhancing its overall speed and responsiveness. Other than those, there is nothing that I can say that I dislike. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend that - when using Zend Studio - you integrate at the debugging level. This will allow for quick analyzing. I also recommend - as I do with most expensive software - that you take full advantage of Zend Studio's free trail period. Use the trail period to ensure that the product meets your needs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Since Zend Studio is easy to configure and automatically updates - it is an easy program to utilize. It saves time because time isn't wasted with configurations and updating the software. Zend Studio has also proven to be beneficial because it is easy to train new users to use. Implementing this program has been a breeze because of its ease of use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Nothing, it is obsolete. They still have their name (Zend, the developer of PHP), but their products (Studio and Guard) is no longer meet any modern requirement. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Zend Studio is an obsolete, neglected project of Zend. It is like Zend Guard. They still sell it, but no release for years. I find it a shame, that they still ask money for it. Beginners may fall into this trap. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Do not buy Zend Studio. There are other much much much better choices!!! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Nothing. Compared to other choices, Zend Studio brings nothing. (Not developed for years now.) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I use Zend Studio every day. It's not very well put together. It should be project based. You mention that you have to define a global setting for the php version - that should be defined by the current project you have open or by the project the current file belongs to. The same goes for ftp servers - they're all defined globally - that should be defined within the scope of the project. The UI sucks in general because you can't hide unused toolbars. Everything is always in the way. Yes, it's a java app and it's reasonably fast, but it always has choke points. It'll freeze up and you can't do anything for a minute while it does whatever it thinks needs doing. This sucks big time because it almost always comes while writing code - like it decides to rebuild the code completion database in the middle of working. It blocks the whole UI and is extremely irritating. Because of that, I've taken to using vim more than ZS. It's pretty good, but there's a lot of room for improvement. Keep in mind that it's a commercial app and you don't get even minor version updates without a support contract. If there's a serious bug, chip up the cash to get the next minor release (which are rare) or the next major release. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Generally a Java-based IDE is little bit slow but the Zend Studio is a powerful IDE for PHP development. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Zend Studio has some very nice features like code completion for your own classes, project setup, SVN integration & extended debug options. But... after I've tried the v.5.2 trial for one week I gave up because of some unacceptable problems: - It crashes very often. It simply suddenly dies on Windows XP, and if you had things unsaved you lose them. Unacceptable. - After you have done a find & replace action, you can't go back. It simply moves the cursor over the screen when you press CTRL+Z, without undoing anything. Unacceptable. thanks for the great site Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UL
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Zend Studio release support and all its improvements to the language. Zend studio has great 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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I feel that I was expecting even better results than what I actually got it is a good debugger overall and works really well with JavaScript but I do feel it was somewhat slow and couldn't quite keep up with the amount of work that I needed to complete with this software program Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I think the best business benefit is that it is an amazing debugger one of the best that I've ever come across I really think that's the biggest benefits and probably the only reason that I would continue with Zend studio Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Computer Software
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Multiple deployment option makes very efficient to build app and have it ready in timely manner. Enhance support makes troubleshooting very easy and effective. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Operating on remote server can be troublesome depends on latency and response time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Absolutely recommend to small to midsize corporation as it's open source and save tons of money and add talent to team. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's open source software that help promoting and encouraging innovation and flexibility of customization. Taking full advantage to build customize app to improve day to day mundane tasks and build quality code that lead to quality software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Great program that helps code and has a great debugging program included. High Quality graphics as well Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Hard to integrate all types of software for additional programs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great program for novice users. Makes coding simple and easy. Made making a mobile app easier and took away the guessing work for bugs and other issues. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sets up program fast and easy. Makes coding your projects simple. Great for making and fine tuning mobile apps for your business. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Incluye todos los componentes necesarios durante el ciclo de vida de una aplicación en PHP. Incluye editor, análisis, depuración, optimizadores de código y herramientas de base de datos. Zend Studio nos permite agiliza el desarrollo web y permite simplificar proyectos complejos. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Requiere Licencia de pago, no incluye editor visual HTML, un poco complejo. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Desarrollo de software Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

-Its MVC compatibility.

-highly user ftiendly Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not anything specifically but if you ask forcefully then i will say it should introduce diff tool for code files. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we are managing one media house news product. and we liked it for the way it display files and code on runtime code exicution and giving errors. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Very good looking IDE and very powerful engine that helps with contextual code completion Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It took me lot of time to configure the tool before I was efficient with it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use it for a non-critical project or a project you have a lot of time to tweak and configure Zend Studio. While the learning curve is high, you will be rewarded once you have a good workflow. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Fast PHP development. Once Zend Studio was properly installed I was able to be much more efficient in my work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Comes with easy-to-use FTP/SSH integration. Great PHP hinting and debugging tools. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Runs slow compared to others, like PHP Storm. If you're not used to Eclipse then there is a bit of a learning curve for getting the workspace setup just as you like it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

3rd-party Eclipse plugins make Zend Studio very extendable. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Writing PHP code for multiple types of servers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

- Very convenient and fast IDE for PHP based programming.

- Supports multiple source control tools as a in-build plugins

- Has support for Azure and AWS cloud integrations

- Code Debugging becomes robust and easy to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

- Inability to drag and drop tools availability similar to Microsoft Visual Studio

- Higher cost for multi user licence. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Yes, will definitely recommend the individual PHP developers Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- PHP based programming

- Developing plugins for PHP applications Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I migrate from Eclipse because Zend support SSH as filesystem. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Licence only work with your current version. Need to pay for upgrades. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Develop PHP in real time using SSH as filesystem. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is one of the few debuggers out there allowing you to go through code, either via command line invocation, through a browser, or a PHPUnit. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It can be a bit unstable at certain updates. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Accessing things are so fast with this product. I don't see a reason why not to use it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Zend Studio for PHP development and for Mac OSX Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I really like that it allows autocomplete code, also can interpret within the same code without lifting a PHP server Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The new versions are increasingly heavy and complex Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend it but it would be ideal to have more types of licenses and also there are some flexibilities for students Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The new versions are getting heavier Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Zend Studio is created by the folks who make Zend, so what better tool is there to use?! It sits on top of Eclipse and offers several code repository integrations and frameworks that snap in. As you're developing, the built in code completion is responsive, and the built-in documentation is spot on. It's flexible enough for all of your PHP development needs Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

As with any piece of software, there are some quirks. We often times use SVN for some of our code repositories, and way the software caches credentials isn't optimal. On particularly large repo imports, it can take an extended period of time to add the project. Better real-time status updates for these processes would be helpful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We do custom PHP development in our environment, and this tool solves the issue of an IDE that's designed and tuned specifically for PHP. My developers like it, I've been using it for well over 5 years, and it's an actively maintained and smartly improved piece of software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The IDE has lots and lots of features. It's easy enough to get started, but it has the depth to do complexities when needed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is a lot of help but sometimes it doesn't explain things too well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helps to keep code consistent by enforcing rules and patterns. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Student
Financial Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Performance vice Zend studio has improved a lot. Debugging is very effective in Zend Studio. From the old Zend Studio versions, it has improved a lot in Plugin system, Cloud server support etc, Almost all PHP tools are available which helps developers a lot. Especially PHP code sniffer tool for effective code review approach. Refactoring codes are the hardest job that developers are dealing with, Zend Studio managed it well. Method suggestion is also very helpful. Also it is updated with trending JavaScript frameworks like Angular JS. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Speed and performance improved a lot, but still a lot more needed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Most of the time developers go for heavy IDEs which are basically not specifically built for PHP. For those Zend Studio is the best option. Easy to install and configure. Can be update easily. Almost all Plugins are available for better development. Also helps the mobile back end developers to check the API. Can easily deploy to cloud based hosting servers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mainly web applications which covers medical,logistic etc. Zend studio helps developers to code effectively and debug helps a lot in functionality test. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Analista Programmatore e Sistemista BMC Remedy, BMC ITSM e BMC Discovery / ADDM
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Zend Studio is Eclipse IDE + PHP Development Tools (PDT) with steroids! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Generally a Java-based IDE is little bit slow but the Zend Studio is a powerful IDE for PHP development. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Zend offer a special student licenze, Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Zend Studio facilitate the PHP development and debugging. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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GC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I have been using Zend Studio for the last 6 years. Unlike other IDEs, Zend Studio is very simple and effective. I had tried other IDEs and felt they are too heavy. Their initial lag and memory consumption were huge when compared to Zend Studio. That is the main reason still I like to develop the PHP applicaitons in Zend Studio. Support for PHP is excellent in Zend Studio. Mainly debugging, plugin plays the vital role in this IDE. I like the simple and effective solution with very well maintained User interface. Zend Studio did that part successfully. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Need to investigate and integrate revision based system. Make it more developer friendly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are a PHP developer and tired using heavy IDE which is not probably designed for PHP, then Zend Studio is the best solution. You can feel the easiness and productivity increase after using this. You can integrate debugging level and library support for quick method analyzing. You will like the UI, which is perfectly designed as developer friendly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have designed and implemented so many applications ie Survey Management system, Questionnaire applications, Logistic portal applications etc. Fast coding and less maintenance are the main benefits. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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