A few months ago we covered a few scaffolding techniques and articles for Zend Framework. For those unfamiliar with the scaffolding term, let's say it is aonther way of saying RAD, or Rapid Application Development. The main principle behind this is that any applicaiton could be automatically generated from a database design created easily with a grphical tool such as visual db designer from FABForce. This free tool allows export of DB schema to XML , that can then be converted to a database code generator called Propel, via a specific converter . You'll find on Invoke's blog (Canadian company) an article that explains how to use propel generated objects within the Zend Framework.