These are just the first of many planned video tutorials on the Zend web application framework for PHP.

These particular videos require a little more background knowledge from the viewer, in terms of overall php development experience.

We will have more basic videos coming out soon.

Video Tutorials

Zend Framework video tutorials by Jon Lebensold.

  • Setting Up an MVC Structure with the Zend Framework - Part 1

    The following video deals with setting up an MVC structure with the Zend Framework. Part 1 of 2

    Download Zend MVC source files: Download

    MVC Structure with the Zend Framework - Part 1

  • Setting Up an MVC Structure with the Zend Framework - Part 2

    The following video deals with setting up an MVC structure with the Zend Framework. Part 2 of 2

    MVC Structure with the Zend Framework - Part 2

  • Setting Up Zend Development - Part 1

    The following 2 videos deal with setting up a development environment. These screencasts are an attempt at showing you how it's possible to work with the Zend framework.

    This video assumes that you're a little familiar with:

    • How to work with subversion
    • A familiarity with the terminal (bash specifically)
    • Configuring apache and setting up a *AMP
      (Apache / MySQL / PHP) stack

    These 2 videos are by no means a pre-requisite to my future videos, however I wanted to take the time and give you glimpse into my own development configuration.

    While the Zend Studio for Eclipse is maturing nicely, the $300 price tag for the application might not make sense, especially since it's yet another barrier into diving into the Zend Framework.

    By the end of these two videos, you should have a very peripheral understanding of how the Zend Framework is instantiated through the PHP parser sitting on Apache.

    Interestingly enough, if you're coming from a procedural PHP background, you're going to be familiar with working without the a development environment like Eclipse, and so you'll be more in touch with how PHP as a parser works without what the Zend Framework (and specifically Zend_Controller) offers the developer.

    Setting Up Zend Development - Part 1 of 2

  • Setting Up Zend Development - Part 2

    Setting Up Zend Development - Part 2 of 2

  • Zend Controller and Zend View

    This is essentially a continuation of the Zend project project that began in the videos: 'Setting Up Zend Development Part 1 and 2.'

    The goal of this video is to dig a little deeper into the structure of a Zend project.

    Remember that one of the main points of a web framework like the Zend Framework, is to provide a standardized structure for web applications so programmers new to a particular job (built with a framework) will be able to much more easily jump into a project... assuming they've worked with that framework before.

    Running time: 10:33
    Zend Controller and View Video Tutorial

Questions?

Just post them on the PHP forum.

Much more to come ...

Thanks,
Stefan Mischook

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