Perttu Myry on Zend Framework

Recently Perttu Myry released the slides from lecture at JAMK about PHP application architecture and Zend Framework. He talked about the lecture in a blog post titled “Zend Framework”. Here’s a quick blurb.

The slides start by introducing some common problems which I’ve encountered while doing PHP application development. This was followed by some useful practices and design patterns for solving those issues. After problems and design patterns are out of the way, there are few slides about Zend Framework, what it is, why it makes sense to use it and some basic principles how Zend Framework based application works.

Below are the slides since Perttu was kind enough to distribute them via Even if you aren’t programming with Zend Framework the slides are worth taking a look at. it’s also nice to see PHP getting some attention at the University level. If you like his talk, make sure and drop by his blog and let him know.

About Cal Evans

Many moons ago, at the tender age of 14, Cal touched his first computer. (We're using the term "computer" loosely here, it was a TRS-80 Model 1) Since then his life has never been the same. He graduated from TRS-80s to Commodores and eventually to IBM PC's. For the past 10 years Cal has worked with PHP and MySQL on Linux OSX, and when necessary, Windows. He has built on a variety of projects ranging in size from simple web pages to multi-million dollar web applications. When not banging his head on his monitor, attempting a blood sacrifice to get a particular piece of code working, he enjoys building and managing development teams using his widely imitated but never patented management style of "management by wandering around". Cal is happily married to wife 1.31, the lovely and talented Kathy. Together they have 2 kids who were both bright enough not to pursue a career in IT. Cal blogs at and is the founder and host of Nomad PHP