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Zend Framework 2.0.0beta4 Released!

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The Zend Framework community has just pushed out it’s fourth beta release!

New features include:

  • The ServiceManager, a performant, easy-to-use way to create and configure the various objects you use in your application, particularly your controllers and their dependencies. While it largely replaces Zend\Di within the MVC, it also allows using DI as an abstract (fallback) factory.
  • The InputFilter, a new, object-oriented component for filtering and validating input, whether from the web, a model, or a web service.
  • A newly rewritten Form component, which consumes the new InputFilter, and acts as a bridge between your domain model and the view layer.
  • Refactored Log and Crypt components.
  • and much, much more!

You can read the full release announcement on the Zend Framework 2 blog.

Matthew is a Principal Engineer at Zend Technologies. He is currently project lead for both Zend Framework and Apigility; a Zend Certified Engineer; and a member of the Zend Education Advisory Board, the group responsible for authoring the Zend Certification Exam. He contributes to a number of open source projects, blogs on PHP-related topics, and presents talks and tutorials related to PHP development and the projects to which he contributes. You can read more of his thoughts on his blog, mwop.net/blog.