Zend Framework 1.6 Now Available

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p. That right, fire up those down-loaders and grab your headlamp and pick-axe. There’s fresh code to be had for the taking!

p. **The Important Bits:**
You can download Zend Framework 1.6 here “Zend Framework Download Page”:http://framework.zend.com/download/current/.

p. **The Details:**
Zend Framework 1.6 is now available and a significant upgrade in several areas. The buzz is already starting to make it’s way around the web as both “Andi Gutmans”:http://andigutmans.blogspot.com/2008/09/zend-framework-16-featuring-dojo-soap.html and “InfoWorld”:http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/09/02/Zend_mixing_PHP_AJAX_for_RIAs_1.html have already covered the new release. I’m sure as the code gets out there and people start playing with it, more posts will be forthcoming.

p. This version of Zend Framework gives developers a few new tools for their ever expanding toolbox.

  • Zend_Tool
  • Lucene 2.3 Index File Format Support
  • Zend_Session save handler for Database Tables
  • Paginator Component
  • Figlet Support
  • ReCaptcha Service
  • Captcha Form Element
  • Zend_Config_Xml Attribute Support
  • Zend_File_Transfer Component
  • File Upload Form Element
  • Zend_Wildfire Component with FireBug Log Writer

p. Other features have been added and a whopping 287 tickets closed as Zend Framework continues to mature and establish itself as the premier framework for PHP development.

h2. Zend Framework documentation now available as a PDF

p. If you’ve been thinking of getting into Zend Framework but haven’t yet taken the plunge OR if you’ve ever wanted the entire Zend Framework manual then you are really going to like this bit. The entire manual has been published into a PDF. To get it you have to visit “zend.com”:http://www.zend.com/community/downloads (free registration required) and download it. It’s 4.4MB of Zend Framework goodness ready for you to keep on your desktop or load on your favorite portable e-book reader and keep it as a handy reference.

p. So help bring the servers to their knees, grab your copy of Zend Framework 1.6 today and start adding even more awesomeness to your applications!

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 1.33, 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 http://blog.calevans.com and is the founder and host of Nomad PHP