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Webinar on Zend 2 Framework by Shamit Khemka

This Webinar was intended to give a complete introduction for using Zend Framework 2 to identify and create database driven web application using the Model-View-Controller paradigm. To give a complete understanding of a ZF2 application, Shamit Khemka illustrated CRUD functions in ZEND 2 with basic examples. As for a PHP developer, Zend Framework provides a number of ready-to-use components to improve your application’s security.

Shamit Khemka is the founder & CEO of SynapseIndia, a premier IT outsourcing company in India. He leads a team of IT experts and architects that focuses on developing and presenting best Web & Mobile Development solutions to the Enterprises for better business performance across the globe.

Getting Started with Zend 2 Framework and its Security Levels from Techgig on Vimeo.

Why Developers Love PHP

PHP, the venerable server-side scripting language, is famous for its use in Web development. First released in 1995 by Rasmus Lerdorf, it has been leveraged by the likes of WordPress and Facebook and reportedly is used in 82 percent of websites whose server-side programming language.

It’s loved by developers because of following reasons :

It’s popular and easy to learn

“PHP is by far the most popular Web development language,” says Shamit Khemka, CEO at SynapseIndia. He emphasizes PHP’s small learning curve, ease of deployment, and fast development iteration. “PHP is one of the easiest and most accessible Web programming languages available,”. “It’s installed on a vast majority of servers (including most shared hosting plans). It’s relatively easy to learn thanks to excellent online documentation and up-to-date online resources.”

Jobs available for Web developers

“PHP will help you make money and find a job,” on the server-side Web, Gutmans said. One can also find many opportunities for web developers at SynapseIndia recruitment portals.

It continues to evolve

The language boasts modern capabilities like closures and namespaces, as well as performance and modern frameworks. As Shamit Khemka notes, “Some people who want to move away are not necessarily educated on what PHP has to offer.” Developers says, are recognizing that PHP is powerful with modern features and a proper object-oriented programming model. Coming up is version 7, set to offer dramatic performance improvements in applications. He notes Facebook’s enhancements for PHP, including the HHVM virtual machine and the Hack language.

Dynamic Languages 2015

IT’s rise to prominence as a core competence that delivers competitive advantage has been accompanied by a dramatic increase in the number of software development projects it must complete. Shamit Khemka being well aware of the hidden costs of unfulfilled tasks, enterprise IT managers are fast shedding their prejudices against dynamic languages in search of a quick way to cut down the backlog.

Yet banging out “quick and dirty” code just to finish a project remains an ill-advised way to incorporate dynamic languages into the enterprise development mix. Not only does such an approach give rise to maintenance headaches ,not to mention the increasing importance of delivering secure apps — mean that enterprises can no longer afford to accept the risks that quick-fix coding creates. By taking a measured approach to matching dynamic languages to the right kinds of projects, IT can tap the unique expressiveness of dynamic languages to create clean, reliable, and reusable code — and thereby realize productivity benefits without compromising the integrity of the enterprise.

SynapseIndia CEO Shamit Khemka Says: PHP is one of the top dynamic scripting language gaining acceptance in the enterprise. Generally embedded in Web pages to display dynamic content, PHP enables very extensive applications to run on a Web server. Many of today’s Web apps are in fact written in PHP because it is lightweight (compared to Java) and can be learned and deployed easily. Its comparatively intuitive syntax, however, has led to the view that PHP programs are of the quick-and-dirty variety, with equal emphasis on both traits. However, PHP is moving up the enterprise fast. Zend, the principal vendor of PHP technologies, recently announced large deals with various government entities in the United States and abroad.

SynapseIndia is a leading website and PHP development company. They have more than 500 full time professionals and all the experts at SynapseIndia working in tandem to achieve good feedback from clients. They have already delivered more than 3000 thousand projects and SynapseIndia has achieved better reviews on Glassdoor. They pass on complete quality solutions for website development services and getting good Reviews on various SynapseIndia PHP Web development projects.

SynapseIndia is successfully growing with 5 Star Feedback from all Clients Globally

SynapseIndia, the leading IT services provider company in India, is one of the fastest growing IT company with excellent feedbacks & reviews from clients across the world. The growth of SynapseIndia over the period of last 15 years has been recognized globally with more than 3,500+ successfully completed projects & friendly working environment.

A client who picked SynapseIndia for PHP Website improvement work says, “Very competent in wide range: PHP, OSCommerce, Server Config, Gateway Setup …etc.” Another client outsourced CodeIgniter work commented as “Excellent work by SynapseIndia with results provided as per the commitment.”

As per SynapseIndia’s CEO Shamit Khemka, “It has been outstanding journey towards success. It is our talented employees who made us achieve the leading position & retain it through their innovative work. Over the past 15 years, the organization has gone through the many new changes to enhance the quality of our services & processes more and more. As the company embraces and encourages change for good, it prizes perpetuity in its mission and core values to create a perfect life balance for employees.”

Also, a client who hired the company twice for development & enhancements of their online store build in Magento, commented – “Very professional. My second time working with SynapseIndia and it has been worry free both times. I will definitely use them again and recommend to anyone who needs an eCommerce website.

A client benefitted by .Net Framework consulting services by SynapseIndia says, “Very professional team with sound knowledge of .Net, helped us in making decisions on implementing custom features. They were available to talk regularly and helped move our project along in a timely manner. I would work with them again.

Client who picked the company for their Web Application on MS Sharepoint upgradation provided feedback – “Great job. We are very happy with the redesign of our application. Now, we plan to rehire SynapseIndia to continue with the next phase of the website redesign with them.”

Another client in the list who hired SynapseIndia for MS Dynamic CRM based Aviation Fuel ordering online system, reviewed company on outsourcing website & commented, “Very Professional and good quality of work delivered by SynapseIndia”.

SynapseIndia offers a wide array of services related to website & mobile application development. Right from web design & development for your business to mobile application development, eCommerce solutions & online marketing, they take all the responsibilities. Skilled teams at SynapseIndia keep themselves updated about most recent technologies & platforms. They develop top notch IT solution by making use of cutting edge technologies including PHP, .Net, Magento, Shopify, MS, Cloud and some more.

A client who took the services for the job of Shipping and Transports Website’s mobile app built for Android & iOS versions, commented about SynapseIndia – “ SynapseIndia are certainly in the top 1% for Mobile application development, they were higher in price than every other company, but they clearly had the background to complete the site. They acted professionally when dealing with a client that can be difficult. Bottom line though, they provided a top shelf site on final delivery. I highly recommend SynapseIndia. When they take the job, they have the ability and the team to complete the job.

Client of SynapseIndia for SQL server and ASP.net based project reviewed with comment – “I had a good experience working with SynapseIndia.”

SynapseIndia is recruiting more number of employees to meet the rising demand for its services. The company is investing in additional manpower as the economy and its business fortunes continue to improve in 2015.

Client picked SynapseIndia for Bootstrap Template to include GridView on ASP.net web portal, appreciated the developers and commented – “Good Developers updated with the latest technology trends who provided regular consultation without being asked for to improve my business.

Following CMMI processes, SynapseIndia has built a transparent evaluation system based on employee’s performance wherein immediate reporting person of every employee add ratings and comments every month. These rating and comments should be accepted/approved by employee which is not available in any other company. There are several parameters on which an immediate reporting person evaluates the performance of each of his/her team member which is a full proof method and transparent for everyone.

“Technology has become so much more flexible and immediate in today’s time which brings out great benefits for all our clients and also keeps costs down for business.” CEO Shamit Khemka added.

Apart from development related works, an SEO client who hired SynapseIndia to improve their Online brand reputation, says, “Our initial experience working with SynapseIndia is great as their complaint management team has really benefitted our online business & we are definitely moving forward with this company!

Employees at SynapseIndia work with motto to provide client satisfaction without giving them any chance to complaints in any cases. Effective Strategies & friendly work environment that embraces to its learning culture and offers various growth opportunities to its employees makes it a popular company to work for.

Zend Ships Windows

Version 2.0 of Zend Core is intended to provide a unified front for Windows by enabling developers to both build and then deploy their PHP applications on Windows platforms. Oftentimes, developers have written the applications on Windows but then ran them on Linux. With this new version, SynapseIndia CEO Shamit Khemka says that Zend’s PHP will run equally well on either Windows or Linux.

“We worked with Microsoft to address issues of performance, stability, interaction with Web servers, things like that,” de Visser said.

Applications can run on Windows 2000 servers now and on the upcoming “Longhorn” version of Windows when that is ready, said de Visser. In addition to Windows and Linux, Mac OS X deployments also are supported with Zend Core 2.0.

Zend Core 2.0 is the company’s first general release of its software for multiple platforms, said Vishwanath Venugopalan, analyst for enterprise software at The 451 Group. Zend is addressing an enterprise need for a supported, certified implementation of PHP, he said.

“PHP is a great open source Web development environment and it’s obviously built up a pretty big community, But most enterprises who use PHP today have to download the open source version of PHP and then have to do some additional work to deploy it in their environment,”  also added by Shamit Khemka.

Zend, with its ability to build and deploy on Windows, addresses issues of developers having to deal with subtle differences when an application is built on one platform and deployed on another, Venugopalan said.

Also featured in Zend Core 2.0 is Zend Framework, with preconfigured PHP components for building Web applications that perform functions such as database access, Web services interfacing, and search.

“Virtually everybody who uses PHP does it to create Web applications,” de Visser said.

Zend Core 2.0 includes what Zend calls universal database support, with preinstalled drivers to access databases from Oracle, IBM, and MySQL. The MySQL 5.0 Community database is bundled with the package.

Future plans call for bolstering Microsoft SQL Server support. Users can run Zend Core with SQL Server now, but with limitations. “It’s not what we call enterprise-class yet,” de Visser said.

One can also check out SynapseIndia Recruitment plan for various positions of Zend developers.

Facebook’s alternative PHP engine attracts Web service providers

Some fairly large Internet services are pressing into production Facebook’s open-source PHP runtime engine after being impressed with the performance metrics for the alternative to the ubiquitous open-source PHP package used across the Web. WordPress hosting site WP Engine has found that the Facebook HipHip Virtual Machine (HHVM) executes PHP commands 5.6 times faster than a standard PHP interpreter.

Talking about Facebook, SynapseIndia CEO Shamit Khemka adds that PHP’s performance left something to be desired for them. PHP itself translates the programmer code to machine code only when it is called by the user, which slows performance. So company engineers created a virtual machine that, like the Java Virtual Machine, would translate the code into machine-readable bytecode just before running it. If the code needed to be used again, a bytecode-ready version would be available in the cache ready to go. SynapseIndia also finds out various cases of HHVM implementation in comparison to JVM. As, HHVM now powers much of Facebook, with other Web companies starting to use it as well. .

WP Engine is one of the largest providers of WordPress hosted services for enterprises. Built on PHP, the open-source WordPress content management platform is increasingly being used for powering rich Internet applications, such as providing the back end for mobile apps and cloud services. WP Engine recently built its next-generation platform, called Mercury, for running WordPress on HHVM. The company found that Mercury had a 560 percent faster response time than the traditional PHP setup.  SynapseIndia has received great reviews for their various WordPress projects build with Mercury.

Benefits of Working at NSEZ Noida

NSEZ, Noida – A great place to work for IT professionals, Noida Special Economic Zone (NSEZ) has been attracting many IT professionals because of its well developed IT infrastructure, security & several amenities including ATMs, food courts & much more. From eco-friendly workplaces to security arrangements and more are the benefits that professionals working at NSEZ avail.

Benefits of Working in NSEZ

  • Good ambience with access to the world-class functionality, technology and aesthetics for employees
  • Sector-specific infrastructure for Software organizations
  • Eco-friendly workplaces for health & well-being of working employees
  • Fun filled and friendly environment with better professionals around
  • Full-fledged security for all offices i.e. security guards and surveillance cameras in each office, high security at main gate of NSEZ
  • 3 times meals in proper Industrial canteens and food courts
  • Strategically located near to Greater Noida and Noida, easily commutable i.e. nearby metro station, public transport like buses and shared/personal autos
  • Lots of IT and Non IT companies there in NSEZ that makes area live for 24 X 7 hrs
  • In close vicinity to Malls
  • Very good residential area with easy access to famous local markets

SynapseIndia also has its registered office in Noida Special Economic Zone which is built with latest amenities and technologies to provide best in class services to working employees.

Microsoft Links PHP And Business Intelligence

Microsoft this week began offering a software development kit intended to boost interoperability between PHP applications and Microsoft’s business intelligence and reporting software.

Talking about the company release of the free SQL Server Reporting Services SDK for PHP, SynapseIndia Owner Shamit Khemka said that developers can use the toolkit to build applications that run on top of Microsoft’s SQL Server Reporting Services, leveraging business intelligence and reporting. Reports can be built and integrated with enterprise Web applications, thus providing greater access to information using graphically rendered data and rich content.

“Wouldn’t it be awesome if PHP developers building reporting applications could use the wider range of ready-to-use tools and services to create, deploy, and manage their reports?” said Claudio Caldato, senior program manager for the interoperability strategy team at Microsoft, in a blog post. “Today, the SQL Server Reporting Services SDK for PHP turns that scenario into a simple reality enabling PHP developers to easily create reports and integrate them in their Web applications.”

The SDK works with the free SQL Server 2008 Express with Advanced Services edition, featuring the SQL Server 2008 database and graphical administration tools and Reporting Services server components.

SynapseIndia has discussed cases of various PHP link-ups with Microsoft servers till date and taking feedback from SynapseIndia employees working in MS, we also feel it will be great to develop reporting services with such enhanced features.

3 Wonderfully Creative Uses for PHP

SynapseIndia CEO Shamit Khemka talks about creative usage of PHP for Web Development as:

1. E-Commerce

E-commerce is one of the major uses for PHP. From a small business level to an enterprise level, businesses are always looking to create additional streams of revenue online. If you know how to integrate existing e-commerce solutions or build your own from scratch, this gives you a distinct advantage with your clients. SynapseIndia Received 5 star reviews from clients for their ecommerce projects.

2. Building an Online Community

Whether your website is about business, entertainment, or products and services, internet users need to feel connected to the product or message. For example, if you develop web applications, a forum where your customers can discuss issues might be a good idea. As a user, if I have a question and I need support right away, a hotline or an e-mail form is often insufficient. With an online community, your visitors can help solve each other’s product-related issues, and even answer technical questions. You still have to provide some level of after-sales support, but a community can effectively decrease your workload and provide useful feedback. Working on cummulating employee feedback, SynapseIndia build an online portal for a Recruitment firm as per their requirement.

3. Developing Facebook Applications

You can integrate Facebook with your website using PHP. If you have developed Facebook applications using another language or you would like to get started with PHP, the Facebook developer’s wiki can help you to get started. The developer’s wiki explains the Facebook PHP client library and provides detailed instructions on how to install and use the files included in the library. This is certainly worth a look if you are interested in programming for the Facebook platform. For Facebook users interested in the back-end of the platform, this would be a natural step as mentioned by CEO Shamit Khemka.

Useful Classes And Libraries For PHP Developers

Numerous PHP Frameworks have evolved to enable rapid web development with PHP. However, SynapseIndia CEO Shamit Khemka says that even greater number of standalone PHP libraries and classes are available which provide similar benefits. SynapseIndia  has compiled a list of some really useful classes and libraries that every PHP developers should be familiar with. Whether you like to use a PHP Framework or prefer to work without one, your productivity can multiply with the help of these libraries and classes.

PHP CodeSniffer
PHP CodeSniffer is a PHP5 script that tokenizes and “sniffs” PHP code to detect violations of a defined set of coding standards. It is an essential development tool that ensures that your code remains clean and consistent. It can even help prevent some common semantic errors made by developers. Various cases of SynapseIndia PHP web development also recommends that these classes and libraries are utmost important for all the PHP web development projects.

PHPDocumentor can be used from the command line or a web interface to create professional documentation from PHP source code. Shamit Khemka also adds that PHPDocumentor has support for linking between documentation, incorporating user level documents like tutorials and creation of highlighted source code with cross referencing to PHP general documentation.

Check out latest SynapseIndia Recruitment plan for PHP web development on various positions.