He also questioned the relevance of enterprise Java, calling it too complicated and not really designed with the Web in mind. "The Java community today has already discovered that enterprise Java is not suitable for Web workloads so they're trying to reinvent themselves by creating lightweight Web frameworks for Java," such as the Spring Framework, Gutmans said.
"What we're seeing is a lot of enterprise Java developers are moving away from enterprise Java. Some of them are staying [in the] Java world and going to lightweight Web frameworks but a lot of them actually moving to dynamic languages including PHP," said Gutmans.
Zend this week also announced a beta version of Zend Studio 7.1, an upgrade to Zend's PHP IDE featuring remote server support and integrated support for task -focused programming based on the Eclipse Mylyn project. Version 7.1 is due to ship by the end of 2009.