Zend Framework Tutorial

2010-05-25T21:22:07+00:00 August 13th, 2008|PHP|

I find myself constantly bombared with questions from students and co-workers I've introduced to the Zend Framework regarding how the different components can come together to form a basic application. I've searched, I have found, I have emailed great tutorials, but still the most common questions are posed "What's should I include in index.php?", "Should I use Zend_Db_Table?", "And what about Zend_Form?"

SimpleTest: Unit Testing for PHP

2010-05-19T21:52:49+00:00 July 14th, 2008|PHP|

We recently looked at front-end testing of web applications with Selenium. Today, we’ll take another approach to testing your PHP applications: backend unit testing for your actual PHP code. As [...]

Phing: A build system for PHP

2010-05-19T22:04:42+00:00 June 26th, 2008|PHP|

As PHP applications grow in size and complexity of structure, developers often find themselves putting together a “deployment plan” – that is, a set of steps to go through each [...]

Getting Started with ORM in PHP

2010-05-19T22:13:40+00:00 June 14th, 2008|PHP|

ORM, or Object Relational Mapping, is a database design approach that simplifies managing complex databases for programmers. Instead of direct database access, an ORM layer in a PHP framework can [...]