Zend is an open source, object-oriented web application framework implemented in PHP 5. It has a flexible architecture that helps build modern web applications and web services easily. It provides an easy-to-use high-quality component library that is designed to be used the way developers want, without requiring the use of the whole framework.
Zend Framework 1.8 Web Application Development will make it easy for developers to get started and produce a powerful and professional looking website. It covers the major Zend Framework components as well as throwing light on the best practices and design issues faced when building complex MVC applications.
With this book, users can discover the important features of the Zend Framework's MVC architecture and learn about designing and implementing MVC applications. They can interact with a database using the Zend Db Table and add administrative functionality to their applications, test, optimize and secure them.
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