Zend Framework 2.0.0dev3 Release

The Zend Framework team is pleased to announce the third development release of
Zend Framework 2.0, 2.0.0dev3. It is immediately downloadable from the Zend
Framework servers:

NOTE! This release is not considered of production quality, and is released
solely to provide a development snapshot for purposes of testing and research.
Use at your own risk.

This release includes several features:

  • Refactoring of the Markup component
  • Refactoring of Zend\Tool and CodeGenerator to better accommodate namespaces
  • Merging of ZF 1.11.0 features into ZF2 (JSON and YAML Zend\Config adapters,
  • Migration and refactoring of the LiveDocx service
  • The new EventManager component
  • The proposed Dependency Injection component

Documentation is still in progress for several features, including the EventManager. A tutorial on the EventManager is available via this ZF2 tutorial slidedeck.

This release is primarily intended to solicit feedback and comments on the
proposed Dependency Injection component. Documentation is provided
on the wiki,
which also contains a variety of use cases for which it was designed. Our goal
is to develop a component that both promotes rapid application development as
well as optimizes for performance in production. We’d love to get feedback from
you on it.

There is much work yet to be done. If you are interested in contributing, be
sure to sign our Contributors License Agreement (CLA), and read the
“README-DEV.txt” file in the release. We also suggest you join the
zf-contributors mailing list, and join in discussions on the #zftalk.dev IRC
channel on Freenode.

About Matthew Weier O'Phinney

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.