Zend Framework, A Beginner's Guide

Zend Framework, A Beginner's Guide

by Vikram Vaswani


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Essential Skills--Made Easy!

Leverage the power of the Zend Framework to supercharge your PHP development! Zend Framework: A Beginner's Guide covers key features, including model-view-controller implementation, routing, input validation, internationalization, and caching, and shows you how to use them in a practical context. The book walks you through the process of building a complete Web application with the Zend Framework, starting with the basics and then adding in more complex elements, such as data pagination and sorting, user authentication, exception handling, localization, and Web services. Debugging and performance optimization are also covered in this fast-paced tutorial.

Designed for Easy Learning

  • Key Skills & Concepts--Chapter-opening lists of specific skills covered in the chapter
  • Ask the Expert--Q&A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tips
  • Try This--Hands-on exercises that show you how to apply your skills
  • Notes--Extra information related to the topic being covered
  • Tips--Helpful reminders or alternate ways of doing things
  • Cautions--Errors and pitfalls to avoid
  • Annotated Syntax--Example code with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustrated

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071639392
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 07/22/2010
Series: Beginner's Guide Series
Edition description: List
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 946,263
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Vikram Vaswani is the founder and CEO of Melonfire (www.melonfire.com), a consultancy firm with special expertise in open-source tools and technologies. He has 12 years of experience working with PHP and MySQL as a Web application developer and product manager. Vikram writes a regular column for the Zend Developer Zone and is the author of MySQL: The Complete Reference, How to Do Everything with PHP and MySQL, PHP Programming Solutions, PHP: A Beginner's Guide, and several other books.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introducing the Zend Framework

Chapter 2 Working with Models, Views, Controllers and Routes

Chapter 3 Working with Forms

Chapter 4 Working with Models

Chapter 5 Handling CRUD Operations

Chapter 6 Indexing, Searching and Formatting Data

Chapter 7 Paging, Sorting and Uploading Data

Chapter 8 Logging and Debugging Exceptions

Chapter 9 Understanding Application Localization

Chapter 10 Working with News Feeds and Web Services

Chapter 11 Working with User Interface Elements

Chapter 12 Optimizing Performance

Appendix Installing and Configuring Required Software

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