My thoughts on his thoughts on PHP

On the Zend Framework mailing list JurriĆ«n Stutterheim asked for thoughts on his blog post PHP… what to say?. I started replying to the list but found I’d written so much that it was better to clutter up my own […]

Rob Allen’s Zend Framework Tutorial

Anyone looking for a good comprehensive run through of a Zend Framework application should read Rob Allen’s My Take on a Zend Framework Tutorial. As it’s a PDF, you might like to read it using this trick from Jon Udell: […]

RewriteRouter and Zend_Config play together

While getting the hang of the Zend_Controller_RewriteRouter, which is now included in Zend Framework 0.1.5, I was adding the routes in my index.php (bootstrap) file and wondered if there was any way of storing them elsewhere. It is possible to […]

Zend Frameworking

Now that the host for has upgraded to PHP5 I’m working on migrating it to use the Zend Framework. I thought it may be interesting to run through a few of the reasons I’ve chosen to do so especially […]

Custom View Helpers in Zend Framework

The Zend Framework Manual describes View Helpers like so: “In your view scripts, often it is necessary to perform certain complex functions over and over; e.g., formatting a date, generating form elements, or displaying action links. You can use helper […]

Getting to know Zend_View

Like many other PHP developers I’m keeping an eye on the progress of the Zend Framework. It’s currently still in the very early stages of development but is nonetheless worth “getting to know”. These are some notes from a play […]