Syndicate Content with Zend Framework Zend_Feed Class

p. Alexander Netkachev has posted an “in-depth tutorial”: on using the Zend_Feed class to create an Atom feed for your site using Zend_Feed.

p. Alex walks readers through everything. He starts with class diagrams explaining the Zend_Feed and it’s associated classes and then moves into what you need to put into your feed. Finally he ties it all together with a sample controller to generate your feed.

bq. Content syndication is now a technology any site cannot live without. Just because it is the simplest method that keeps your readers updated with site news, new releases, blog posts, and dozens of other information channels.

p. All of Alex’s tutorials are well thought-out and well written, this one however, is better than most. If you are learning the Zend Framework, this is a tutorial to read. (and a great feed to subscribe to)

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 and is the founder and host of Nomad PHP