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  • 1. From Zero to Zend Framework in 10 Minutes
  • 2. About Me Jeremy Kendall PHP Developer since 2001 Organizer Memphis PHP Contributor to FRAPI project (getfrapi.com) [email_address] @JeremyKendall http://jeremykendall.net
  • 3. What is the Zend Framework?
  • 4. Zend Framework http://framework.zend.com
    • A web application framework implemented in PHP 5.2.4+
    • 5. Version 2.0 is currently in the works (PHP 5.3)
    • 6. License is based on new BSD license
    • 7. Allows for rapid application development
    • 8. Integrates well with other frameworks
    • 9. Can be used “a la carte”
    • 10. Excellent documentation
  • 11. Getting Started . . .
  • 12. . . . can be a real PITA.
  • 13. Maybe I'm just slow?
    • I always forget some important bit of configuration
    • 14. How should I organize my project?
    • 15. Didn't I fix this issue last time?
    • 16. WORK, DAMMIT, WORK!
  • 17. Zend Tool to the Rescue!
  • 18. Zend Tool
    • CLI tooling component
    • 19. Creates an MVC project with a single command
    • 20. Implements best practices
    • 21. Can add additional controllers, views, modules
    • 22. Extensible, configurable
  • 23. The Game Plan
    • Install the Zend Framework
    • 24. Get Zend Tool up and running
    • 25. Create a new Zend Framework Project
    • 26. Create a virtual host
    • 27. Celebrate victory!
  • 28. Assumptions
    • Ubuntu (*nix)
    • 29. PHP 5 (at least 5.2.4)
    • 30. Apache with mod_rewrite
  • 31. Installing the Zend Framework
    • As easy as downloading and extracting
      • Download the full version!
    • Can also checkout or export from SVN
    • 32. Install to directory named for the ZF version
    • 33. My install directory is: ~/phplib/ZendFramework-1.10.6
    • 34. Tip: symlink the install folder to Zend
      • ln -s ZendFramework-<ver> Zend
  • 35. Get Zend Tool Running
    • Multiple methods
      • Install via PEAR
      • 36. Place ZF on include path
      • 37. Link from include path to zf.sh
    • My favorite is a bash alias
      • zf='/home/jkendall/phplib/Zend/bin/zf.sh'
    • Test with zf --help
  • 38. Create a new ZF Project
    • cd into your www root (I use ~/public_html)
    • 39. zf create project ZeroToZF
    • 40. Done!
  • 41. Create your vhost
    • Your new ZF project requires a vhost
    • 42. Use the example vhost from ZeroToZf/docs/README
    • 43. cd into /etc/apache2/sites-available
    • 44. gksudo gedit ZeroToZf.local
    • 45. Copy vhost from README
    • 46. sudo a2ensite ZeroToZf.local
  • 47. Create your vhost
    • gksudo gedit /etc/hosts
    • 48. Add 127.0.0.1 zerotozf.local
    • 49. sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 reload
    • 50. Success?
  • 51. http://zerotozf.local
  • 52. Oops
    • Zend Tool creates a new project
    • 53. Zend Tool does not include the framework in your new project
    • 54. Copy ZendFramework-<ver>/library/Zend into ZeroToZf/library
    • 55. Full path to Zend Log should be:
    • 56. ZeroToZf/library/Zend/Log.php
  • 57. http://zerotozf.local
  • 58. Woohoo!
  • 59. We now have a functional Zend Framework project . . .
  • 60. . . . that does absolutely nothing.
  • 61. What Now?
    • Check out “Getting Started with Zend Framework”
      • http://akrabat.com/zend-framework-tutorial/
    • RTFM
      • http://framework.zend.com/manual/en/
    • Zend Framework Forum
      • http://bit.ly/ZFnabble
    • IRC
      • #zftalk on Freenode
  • 62. Thanks!
      Blog post: http://bit.ly/ZeroToZf [email_address] @JeremyKendall http://jeremykendall.net