The folks at
aren’t planning Mac OS X versions of their development suite for the PHP programming language, which is very popular for Web applications. But at least one Mac developer wants to see this change.
PHP is an open-source server-side scripting language (freely downloadable from php.net and zend.com) that creates dynamic Web pages for e-commerce and other Web applications. A dynamic Web page is a page that interacts with the user, so that each user visiting the page sees customized information. Dynamic Web applications are prevalent in commercial (e-commerce) sites, where the content displayed is generated from information accessed in a database or other external source.
MacCentral reader Zavier Sheran is calling for all those who would like to see the development suite come to OS X to drop a line to Zend/PHP and recommend this. The company’s contact info can be
By the way, I’m told that I’m improperly referring to the next generation operating system as OS X (as I did in the preceding paragraph). Apple has requested that ALL references to the new operating system include the word Mac. As such, the OS is Mac OS X.