Matthew Weier O’Phinney, architect on Zend Framework, has started a series of blog posts about Zend_Form decorators. He wanted to explain how they worked since he had seen quite a bit of confusion over them in the past.
A constant blogger of all things Zend Framework, Jani Hartikainen has this time made a post showing how to extend Zend_Form to handle automatically pulling data from the database to fill in your lists.
has been lauded by many as a welcome addition to Zend Framework, and a
flexible solution to the problem of forms. That said, one point of
flexibility it offers has proved to be a pain point for many developers:
decorators. This tutorial aims to shed some light on decorators, as well as
provide strategies for creating your own decorators and combining them in
creative ways to customize the output your forms generate.
p. Rob Allen, author of the upcoming “Zend Framework in Action” has released a new tutorial on how to do file uploads with the new Zend Form component. If you know Rob then you’ve probably already read this because you recognize awesomeness when you see it. If you don’t know Rob, you really need to check this out.
p. Matthew Weier O’Phinney (Master of the ZF-MVC) has posted a great tutorial on using the Zend_Auth and Zend_Form together to build a login form with identity persistence.
I’m not sure how I missed this but last week, Rob Allen posted a great tutorial on the new Zend_Form. (Which Matthew assures me is now in the core.) If you’ve been looking for a good tutorial and you don’t know to automatically go to Rob’s site then I’ll point you in his direction.
Many developers like the model of being able to programmatically create all elements on a page. An equal number like to code the HTML separately. If you are one of the ones that like to create things in code, you are going to love Zend_Form. Zend_Form gives you all the tools necessary to create forms and form elements via PHP code.