Erwin Earley writes on PHP and the Zend Framework

p. If you are in the i5 community then you know the name Erwin Earley. Recently Erwin published an article on “”: titled “PHP and the Zend Framework”:

The short article is written for the i5 community but really, there’s nothing in there that isn’t useful to anyone evaluating “Zend Framework”: Here’s a short quote to give you an idea of the flavor of the article.

bq. Zend Framework is a collection of pre-canned objects (classes and function calls) that facilitate the building of modern applications and Web services by integrating advanced functionality into existing Web applications.

p. If you are considering adopting Zend Framework as your development platform, this article will give you a nice but short introduction.

p. You can catch Erwin’s act live at ZendCon this year. He’ll be doing one show only, “Open Source Applications”: Make sure you don’t miss him, “Register for ZendCon”: today!

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 PCs. 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 1.32, 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