The Zend Framework is a truly amazing PHP-based web application development framework and platform that is breathing new life into PHP development. One of the most common uses for a framework such as this is to build content-driven web sites. Pro Zend Framework Techniques offers:
A structured guide for PHP developers, ultimately helping you to create more flexible software much more quickly
Clear guidance through the entire process of building a custom content management system (CMS) with the Zend Framework
The ideal example project, building a CMS, to illustrate how to use the many different aspects of the framework
Forrest Lyman is a passionate PHP developer who concentrates on content management systems (CMS) development. He developed the Digitalus CMS on the Zend Framework, progressing from version 0.1 through 1.5. Once Zend Framework reached its production release (1.0), Forrest released Digitalus as an open source project. Over the course of the project, he developed a wide range of sites based on the CMS, from small business sites to international non-profit and university systems. Working hands-on developing these sites with the Zend Framework has given Forrest a unique perspective into building extensible CMS systems with Zend Framework.