Rob Allen lists the Zend Framework events

Zend Framework community giant Rob “Akrabat” Allen recently released a post on his blog defining “A list of ZF2 events” that are triggered during a request in a Zend Framework 2 application.

Both the Module Manager and the MVC system use the Event Manger extensively in order to provide “hook points” for you to add your own code into the application flow. This is a list of the events triggered by each class during a standard request with the Skeleton Application:

Quite literally, the rest of the post is just a bare-bones list of the events. Now granted if you are already working with Zend Framework 2 then this list is going be very useful to you indeed. If you are on the fence about Zend Framework 2, this list is going to give you food for thought. However, if you program using any other framework, sorry, this one has nothing for you.

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