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Aimed squarely at real-world PHP developers working against aggressive deadlines, Zend Framework: A Beginner's Guide teaches developers how to work smarter, by using the most popular open-source framework for PHP. Feature-rich, robust and mature, Zend Framework can simplify and shorten the application development cycle, reduce testing time, improve quality, and provide the developer with the extensibility, scalability and flexibility needed in today's competitive, rapidly-changing environment. This book shows how to maximize all the features of Zend Framework. Covers the most important components of the Zend Framework. Introduces MVC concepts and theory, and then demonstrates real-world implementation of the theory. Provides numerous projects and code examples. Companion website includes all of the code in the book.
Vikram Vaswani (Bombay, India) is the founder and CEO of Melonfire (http://www.melonfire.com/), a company specialising in software consultancy and content creation and syndication services. He is also the author of PHP Programming Solutions, How to do Everything with PHP and MySQL, and MySQL: The Complete Reference (all McGraw-Hill/Osborne titles) and XML and PHP (New Riders Publishing) He is also the author of numerous well-received articles on open-source technologies (including Perl, Python, XML and the very popular PHP 101 series), all written with the goal of making complex technologies accessible and understandable to novice users. He has been developing software since 1995, was first introduced to PHP in 1998, and hasn't looked back since. He is regular columnist with Zend Technologies (creators of PHP), as well as with IBM DeveloperWorks, CNET Builder.com, DevX.com and other OSS sites.