Zend Framework 2 Foundations
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Zend Framework 2 Foundations

Learn the Foundations of Zend Framework 2

About the Book

Whether you're completely new to Zend Framework, have experience in other PHP frameworks, such as Symfony, CodeIgniter, Laravel, Kohana and FuelPHP or have a background in other, MVC-based frameworks, this book will teach you what you need to know to begin successfully developing with Zend Framework 2. 

With a framework as sophisticated and feature rich as Zend Framework 2, it can be easy to get lost in all of the possible options to choose from and paths to go down. This book helps you stick to the essentials as you're coming to grips with the framework, focusing on what you really need to know, to get the job done.

What You Will Learn

Readers will learn the core fundamentals along with the key areas of the framework that you need to get you up and running quickly. The key topics cover:

  • Core Patterns (including):
    • Factory
    • MVC
    • Observer/Subscriber
    • Inversion of Control
  • Core Concepts (including):
    • ModuleManager
    • EventsManager
    • ServiceManager
    • Dependency Injection
  • Modules
  • Routing
  • Configuration
  • Controllers & Actions
  • Testing

About the Author

Matthew Setter
Matthew Setter

Matthew Setter is an application developer and freelance technical writer with over 15 years of professional software development experience gained in Australia, England and Germany. He regularly blogs about the Zend Framework at Master Zend Framework and writes for a variety of publications including PHP Architect magazine and Sitepoint, amongst others. You can also find him on: Facebook, Twitter or Google+.

About the Contributors

Bart McLeod
Bart McLeod


Tom Oram
Tom Oram

Editor / Technical Reviewer

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Introduction
    • Preface
    • Disclaimer
    • Who Is This Book For
    • Why This Guide
    • Foreword
    • Conventions Used In This Book
    • Book Code
    • Report a Bug
  • Getting Started
    • How is it Structured?
    • The Proper Tools
    • The Required Software
    • Version Control
    • Additional Tools
    • Testing
    • Required Knowledge
  • Creating the Core Project
    • The Options Explained
    • Starting the Application
  • Application Overview
    • What does the Application do?
  • Key Concepts
    • Introduction
    • Module Manager
    • The EventManager
    • Service Manager
    • Chapter Recap
  • Modules
    • Creating a Module By Hand
    • Introduction to ZFTool
    • Chapter Recap
  • Routing
    • Deleting Feeds
    • Managing Feeds (Adding & Editing)
    • Viewing Feeds
    • The Search Route
    • Using Route with ViewHelpers
    • Accessing the Parameters in Controller Actions
    • Chapter Recap
  • Views
    • Setting View Variables
    • Referencing View Template Variables
    • Using Different Templates
    • Template Names & Aliases
    • Layouts
    • ViewHelpers
    • Chapter Recap
  • Models, Hydrators & Datasources
    • The Database Structure
    • How it Works
    • Models
    • Hydrators
    • TableGateway
    • The Factory Classes
    • The FeedTableFactory
    • The Controller
    • The View Template
    • Configuring the Database Connection
    • Are TableGateways Worth it in Zend Framework 2?
    • Some More Advanced Cases
    • Chapter Recap
  • Forms
    • The Basic Form
    • Retrieving the Form
    • Validation Groups
    • Chapter Recap
  • Filters & Validation
    • Validation Rules
    • Filters
    • Applying the Input Filter To The Form
    • Chapter Recap
  • Controllers & Actions
    • Manage Record Action
    • Delete Record Action
    • Search Records Action
    • Paginated Search Results
    • Configuration Sample
    • Chapter Recap
  • 3rd Party Modules
    • Integrating the Library
    • Enabling the Module
    • Implementing the NotifyInterface Interface
    • Creating the Core Class - EmailNotifier.php
    • Instantiating the Class
    • Making the EmailNotifier Available to Our App
    • The Notification Configuration
    • Wiring it up with Events
    • Further Information
    • Chapter Recap
  • Performance
    • Use Caching
    • A Working Example
    • Efficient Route Composition
    • The EDPSuperluminal Module
    • Avoid Double Routing
    • Cache Your Application Configuration
    • Classmap Generation
    • Chapter Recap
  • Where To From Here
  • Thank You

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