Zend Framework extensions

Zend framework might not be as popular as other famous programming frameworks such as CAKE PHP or symfony. But still it's getting quite usable with version 1.7 approaching and a growing number of serious of libraries are hitting the ground. We've already covered code generationscaffolding and RAD with Zend framework in   previous articles, this article covers lower  level libraries from Zym Projet

Zym Project includes a powerful navigation abstraction that can help building pages hierachy in a CMS application for example. Other goodies include the bootstrap class, that takes all configuration from ini files (bootstrap class also exists in another ZF extension, ZENDEX). Some classes of Zym Project have been integrated into 1.6 official release of Zend Framework. API classes Reference guide is available online.

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  1. Patrick Veach
    Patrick Veach says:

    If they really wanted ZF to take-off they would finish the PayPal module and add a Google check out module. Getting a site to pay for itself is a real selling point. 🙂

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  2. Wil Sinclair
    Wil Sinclair says:

    I don't think that it really should have much sway over which framework a developer chooses for his/her own development, but I haven't seen any evidence that Zend Framework is less popular than CakePHP and Symfony. Here are 2 polls that seem to provide counter-examples to your assertion:

    http://www.phpfreaks.com/forums/index.php?topic=217157.0

    http://roshanbh.com.np/2008/06/which-is-the-best-php-framework.html

    Don't get me wrong, I think they are all great frameworks, but I don't think ZF suffers from lack of popularity. 🙂

    I'd also like to say that the Zym project is really outstanding and has been developed by some of our most active contributors. I think that many of their features are going directly in to ZF, however, since we streamlined our proposal process. I'm very excited to see what new directions Zym will be heading in, since I understand that the developers will be augmenting ZF in new ways going forward.

    ,Wil

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