- "IBM is putting its corporate heft behind a popular open-source Web
development technology called PHP, in a move meant to reach out to a broader set
- "On Friday, the tech giant announced a partnership with Zend Technologies to
create a bundle called Zend Core, which includes IBM's Cloudscape-embedded
database and Zend's PHP development tools. Zend sells tools built on the
open-source edition of PHP and offers related services..."
"IBM's been so fed up with Java that they've been looking for alternatives for years," the executive said. "They want people to build applications quickly that tap into IBM back-ends...and with Java, it just isn't happening."