Chapter 3. Building a website with Zend Framework

This chapter covers
  • Developing a large Zend Framework application
  • Building a maintainable Bootstrap class
  • Writing and testing database model classes

To show off the features of the framework in this chapter, we are going to build a community website where parents can find out about pro-child tourist attractions. We will call it Places to take the kids!.

Building such a community website requires a lot of time and effort, and it will be tempting to take the easy road toward intermingled PHP and HTML. We expect our website to be a key resource for many years, and following good software engineering principles now will pay off many times over the lifetime of the project. Zend Framework’s MVC ...

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