If you missed it on Friday Zend Framework 1.9 was released which as always contains new features and bug fixes. I’d say the biggest thing would be the support for PHP 5.3 which was released last month. We have no plans on supporting it any time soon on our servers but it’s nice to see support for it in Zend Framework which is a popular framework used on our servers. It also of course maintains compatibility with PHP 5.2.4 and up so you can use it at Hawk Host. We’ve already been working on upgrade all our PHP scripts that use ZF to 1.9 so we get all the fixes and new features.
Here’s a list of new features and changes
Zend_Service_Amazon_Sqs, which provide the ability to use local and remote messaging and queue services for offloading asynchronous processes. (Contributed by Justin Plock and Daniel Lo)
Zend_Queueadapter for Zend Platform’s Job Queue. (Contributed by Zend Technologies)
Zend_Controller_Plugin_PutHandler, which aid in providing RESTful resources via the MVC layer. (Contributed by Luke Crouch, SourceForge)
Zend_Feed_Reader, which provides a common API to RSS and Atom feeds, as well as extensions to each format, caching, and a slew of other functionality. (Contributed by Pádraic Brady and Jurrien Stutterheim)
Zend_Db_Adapter_Sqlsrv, a Zend_Db adapter for Microsoft’s SQL Server driver for PHP. (Contributed by Juozas Kaziukenas and Rob Allen)
Zend_Db_Tableupdates to allow using
Zend_Db_Tableas a concrete class by passing it one or more table definitions via the constructor. (Contributed by Ralph Schindler)
Zend_Test_PHPUnit_Db, which provides
Zend_Dbsupport for PHPUnit’s DBUnit support, allowing developers to do functional and integration testing against databases using data fixtures. (Contributed by Benjamin Eberlei)
- Annotation processing support for
Zend_Pdf, as well as performance improvements. (Contributed by Alexander Veremyev)
Zend_Dojocustom build layer support. (Contributed by Matthew Weier O’Phinney)
- Dojo upgraded to 1.3.2.
Zend_Ldapimprovements, including full support for CRUD operations, search, and manipulating tree structures. (Contributed by Stefan Gehrig)
Zend_Logwriter for writing to your system log. (Contributed by Thomas Gelf)
Zend_View_Helper_BaseUrl, a view helper for returning the current base URL to your application, as well as for constructing URLs to public resources. (Contributed by Robin Skoglund and Geoffrey Tran)
Zend_Datenow has support for the
DateTimeextension. (Contributed by Thomas Weidner)
Zend_Localehas been upgraded to CLDR 1.7. (Contributed by Thomas Weidner)
Zend_Translatenow has plurals support for the Gettext, Csv, and Array adapters. (Contributed by Thomas Weidner)
- PHP 5.3 compatibility, including support for new features in the mysqli extension. All components are fully tested on both PHP 5.2.4 and above, as well as PHP 5.3.0.