Zend-Framework:

Which PHP Framework is best?

October 31, 2014

Hi! I get asked a lot: which is the best PHP framework? Or, should I choose PHP framework A or should I should PHP framework B? The short answer: it depends! See below for the deeper answer. When considering a framework, besides checking out what the uber-nerds are talking about at the time, consider the…

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CodeIgniter vs Laravel

February 22, 2013

Hi, So a bunch of CodeIgniter nerds/contributors decided to build a new framework because things about CodeIgniter didn’t sit too well with them … tell me something new. Don’t get me wrong, I am not putting down the Laravel crew for what they did, I just wanted to point out this happens all the time….

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PHP, Zend Framework, Ruby and Web App Frameworks.

I recently had a conversation with a good friend of mine who has his finger on the pulse of the web app developer community – whether it be PHP, Ruby and even .Net. So I asked: Last we spoke, you mentioned that the Zend Framework was in a do or die situation? Can you elaborate…

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The Trend is Zend … in PHP

February 9, 2010

Hi, People ask me from time to time, what PHP framework is the best one to learn? Well, I always look at technology choices with two things in mind: How capable is the technology? How accepted is the technology? If you look around, it becomes pretty clear, that if you want to learn an effective…

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Two thumbs up for the Zend Framework Nerds.

January 26, 2010

Hi, I’ve been busy with things and so not too many updates lately. Not to worry thought, we have a brand new course and lots of free videos coming out soon on advanced MySQL. In the following podcast (it was a video but I changed my mind …), I talk about the pragmatism of the…

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Live Webinar on Google Wave and the Zend Framework

Hi Guys, My good buddy and right-hand-nerd, Jon is being flown down to do a live webinar for the Zend geeks at Intuit. It seems the accounting giant has recognized Jon’s ability to take the complex and make it seem simple. Just in case you don’t know, Jon is the author of our crazy cool…

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PHP Video: Why Zend instead of other PHP Frameworks?

June 14, 2009

Hi, In response to my a recent podcast where I recommended that PHP programmers learn the Zend Framework, I was asked why I choose Zend, rather than other PHP frameworks. The video:

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Setting up an MVC structure with the Zend Framework – part 2

March 26, 2008

Hi, I’ve released our second video (part 2 of 2) on setting up an MVC structure with the Zend Framework. This Zend Framework video is from our resident Zend-nerd: Jon Lebensold. Again, let us know what you think and should you have any suggestions or request, please feel free to comment. Running time: 19+ minutes…

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Setting up an MVC structure with the Zend Framework – part 1

March 24, 2008

Hi, I just released a new video on setting up an MVC structure with the Zend Framework. This video is a little more basic than the previous Zend videos … I had to twist Jon’s arm a little. Anyway, let us know what you think and should you have any suggestions or request, please feel…

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PEAR vs. Zend Framework

March 14, 2008

PEAR vs. Zend Framework Now that the Zend Framework is ready for ‘prime time’, I’ve been considering the Pear framework with regards to how it now fits in the PHP world. NOTE: Several picky nerds have pointed out that PEAR is not a framework – check out the comments below. OK, I would agree, technically…

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