CHAPTER 16Advanced Zend Framework

In the previous chapter, you got up and running with a really basic Zend Framework application. It let you model a database, create a form, and validate data. The Zend Framework offers a lot more.

This chapter provides details about how the framework actually works and introduces some of its advanced features. You'll learn how to use its facilities for configuration, debugging, routing, caching, sending e-mail, creating PDF documents, and working with various web services.

Managing Configuration Files

Any reasonably complex application needs a set of configuration files. These files will hold information like the database credentials the site is operating with, domain configuration data, and other environment-related ...

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