Beginning Zend Framework

  • 5h 2m
  • Armando Padilla
  • Apress
  • 2009

The Zend Framework is one of today’s most popular PHP–based web application development frameworks. Beginning Zend Framework is a beginner’s guide to learning and using the Zend Framework. It covers everything from the installation to the various features of the framework to get the reader up and running quickly.

What you’ll learn

  • Install and configure the Zend Framework.
  • Create your first Zend Framework web application.
  • Explore controllers and actions, views, form creation, validation, and filtering.
  • Build and access the database layer with Zend_Db.
  • Develop a Send/Receive e–mail application using Zend_Mail.
  • Integrate web services and feeds, and create and incorporate a search engine.
  • Complete your web application by looking at performance optimization.

Who is this book for?

This book is for the beginning to intermediate Web developer who primarily uses PHP.

About the Author

Armando Padilla has spent the last 3.5 years working on Zend Framework projects as well as personal projects. His PHP experience began in 1998, when he created small PHP web pages for Thomas Jefferson High School (Los Angeles). Armando's most recent work was for NBC/Universal, where he built medium- to large-scale applications.

Armando now spends much of his time working for Shine (Yahoo!), reading the Zend Framework API, creating extensions for the Framework, and expanding his skill set by pursuing a master's degree in computer science.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Getting Started with Zend Framework
  • The Application
  • Writing Controllers Using Zend_Controller
  • Views, Forms, Filters, and Validators
  • Database Communication, Manipulation, and Display
  • Sending and Receiving E-mail
  • Web Services and Feeds
  • Creating a Search Engine Using Zend_Search_Lucene
  • Caching with Zend Framework