New Zend Core for Oracle Released

Zend have just released a new version of Zend Core for Oracle, the prebuilt stack of Oracle Instant Client, Apache and PHP. It's version 1.5 and now has an optional installation of Apache 2.0.59. It used to automatically install Apache 2 whether you wanted it or not, but now you can use an existing web server, either Apache, IIS, or Oracle's HTTP Server. It's now using PHP 5.1.6, the latest OCI8 extension (Oracle's PHP driver), and Oracle Instant Client. This stack has a native installer, and it's available on Linux, AIX, Solaris and Windows. If you haven't seen it before, it's great for getting an easy prebuilt PHP/Oracle stack, and mix it with Oracle Database Express Edition, which is super easy and fast to install, and you've got a very easy PHP/Oracle stack. Phew, that's enough nerdy promotional stuff for the moment.

I'm busy writing a paper for Oracle Openworld, San Francisco, 22-24 October. It'll be on integrating PHP web services using BPEL. It will cover Oracle's tools for SOA development, and BPEL orchestration and deployment. Hopefully I'll have a small demo working, but that's yet to be seen as I'm running out of time. Chris Jones and I will also be doing a two hour hands on demo on working with PHP and Oracle. I hope to see you there.

I'm also helping out on the Oracle Developer Days about to be run in Australia and New Zealand. I'll let you know more on these as the dates and locations are finalised. They are expected to run early October, but I believe we're still working out the details.

Back to it.

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