Emphyrio writes "Today, the first beta of Zend (php 4.0 scripting engine) was released. Php 4.0, in combination with the Zend scripting engine, is supposed to be a faster, more efficient, and enhanced version of php 3.0. Benchmarks between php 4.0/Zend and ASP have been made, giving _very_ good results, and showing php 4.0/Zend to outperform asp greatly. Php 4.0 is the first public php release using the Zend scripting engine, wich is relased under the QPL source license. More information about Zend and php 4.0 can be found on the Zend home page and the Php 4.0 homepage. . "