Zend Studio 4.0 introduced

Zend Technologies Inc. on Monday introduced Zend Studio 4.0, a new version of their PHP integrated development environment (IDE). Zend Studio runs on multiple operating systems including Mac OS X.

The new release includes integrated support for all major database servers, according to the developer, including IBM DB2, Cloudscape, MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Derby and SQLite. New syntax highlighting works for XML and CSS -- previously PHP, HTML, XHTML and JavaScript were supported. PHPDocs support has been added and PHPDocumentor now lets users create documentation directly from the PHP project source code.

Zend Studio 4 will be available this month; Zend Studio 4 comes in a Standard edition for US$99 and a Professional edition for $299. Both prices include tech support and one year of updates and upgrades.

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