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Pro PHP: Patterns, Frameworks, Testing and More by Kevin McArthur

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CHAPTER 15Introduction to theZend Framework

The Zend Framework is the result of a massive community effort to develop a standardized MVC framework for PHP. It is a truly open source project and is licensed under a BSD license, ensuring that everyone has the right to use it appropriately.

The Zend Framework follows the MVC architecture, but is far more robust and developed in its implementation. It provides facilities for most web development tasks and is extremely flexible in its operation.

This chapter introduces the Zend Framework and presents one method for development with the framework. This is by no means the only way, as the whole point of the Zend Framework is to create a flexible development environment that works for a wide range of ...

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