p. “Zend Framework”:http://framework.zend.com articles, tutorials and screencasts are popping up all over the place. If you are working with Zend Framework, there’s no need to struggle with any concept, chances are good that there is help on-line you can tap. Here are two resources that have recently come on-line. I’m sure there are more.
h3. “What’s new in Zend Framework V1.5″:http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/opensource/library/os-php-zendv1.5/?ca=drs-tp1608
p. Anything posted on developerWorks is going to be good and this article is no exception. Katie Horn does a great job of giving you an overview of what’s new in 1.5.
bq. One of the more exciting additions to the Zend Framework is the Zend_Form component. Web applications are pretty useless without the ability to take input data and act on it, and the easiest way to get data from the user is through a form. Of course, forms can easily turn into the most tedious aspect of developing and maintaining a Web application: You must validate everything that comes in, make sure it’s what you thought you were getting, and process every single piece of incoming data individually. All that is assuming you don’t have to generate error messages and start the whole thing over, which, of course, you will – quite a daunting task to perform manually, without the ability to reuse code.
Warning, this is not a beginners article. If you are already familiar with Zend Framework and looking to make the upgrade, this is a must read. If you are looking to see if Zend Framework is right for you, not so much.
h3. “PHP Everyday”:http://www.phpeveryday.com/index.php?tag=%20zend%20framework
p. When they say “every day” they are serious about it. While these articles are long on the HOW and short on the WHY, if you are into Zend Framework, this is a great place to add to your toolbox. There’s lots of juicy code samples to copy and past. The author gives minimal explanations, that’s ok because if you are familair with Zend Framework already, you’ll grok in a hurry.
p. I’m sure there are more out there, if you publish a tutorial remember 2 things.
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# If you decide to publish it on your blog anyhow, make sure you click the contribute button above and announce it. As I see them, I release them and while you will miss out on the $$, you can still get some link love.