About Easy PHP Websites with the Zend Framework

Easy PHP Websites with the Zend Framework
Easy PHP Websites with the Zend Framework
Author: W. Jason Gilmore
W.J. Gilmore, LLC · 2011
$22.99 · 300 pages

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Your purchase includes access to all of the source code used to power the GameNomad website.

To paraphrase the ancient adage, "An example is worth 1,000 words". When I set out to write an introductory book to the Zend Framework, I wanted to accompany the instruction with a thematic example which would not only keep the reader engaged, but which also incorporates many features which are found in modern websites. That example turned out to be GameNomad.

Many of GameNomad's features are described in Easy PHP Websites with the Zend Framework, complete with a contextual description and sample code. Among the many topics covered you'll learn how to:

  • Effectively manage your Zend Framework layouts and views, and create view helpers which can be reused throughout your website
  • Integrate Doctrine 2 into your Zend Framework application
  • Manage configuration data using the Zend Framework's Zend_Config component
  • Build model-driven forms which can easily be tested using PHPUnit and Zend_Test
  • Mine the Amazon.com product catalog using the Amazon Product Advertising API
  • Test your website using PHPUnit and Zend_Test
  • Deploy your website quickly and conveniently using Phing and Capistrano
  • Write PHP-driven CLI scripts which can take advantage of Zend Framework components
  • And much, much, much more!

Remember that the primary goal of Easy PHP Websites with the Zend Framework is to help you master the Zend Framework, and not necessarily to build a social networking website for video gamers. Therefore not every GameNomad feature is covered in painstaking detail. However, because all readers receive free access to all of the GameNomad source code and free book updates for life, you'll be able to examine and then recreate every single feature found on this website.

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Available for just $22.99 from WJGilmore.com, and including all of the GameNomad.com source code, I guarantee this is the most effective way to master the Zend Framework you'll find anywhere.

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About the Author

W. Jason Gilmore is a developer, consultant, and author of six books, including the bestselling "Beginning PHP and MySQL, Fourth Edition" (Apress, 2010), "Easy PHP Websites with the Zend Framework" (W.J. Gilmore LLC, 2009), and "Easy PayPal with PHP" (W.J. Gilmore LLC, 2009). He is a regular columnist for Developer.com, JS Magazine, and PHPBuilder.com, and has been published more than one hundred times over the years within leading online and print publications. Jason has instructed hundreds of developers in the United States and Europe.

Jason is co-founder of the popular CodeMash Conference http://www.codemash.org), and was a member of the 2008 MySQL conference speaker selection board.

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