A free and open-source book on Zend Framework for beginners

About this Book

"Using Zend Framework 3" book is a free and open-source book about creating websites with Zend Framework 3. This book uses Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.

ZF3 is a modern PHP framework intended for building professional, scalable and secure websites. Such websites are easy to test and maintain. The framework utilizes the best practices and common design patterns inspired by the evolution of the web development industry. This includes the Model-View-Controller pattern allowing an application's code to be organized in a consistent and standard way.

This book is not only about Zend Framework, but also about closely related libraries. Although Zend Framework 3 has a dedicated component for accessing the database, in this book we use a third-party library called Doctrine ORM which is a de-facto standard object-oriented way to perform database management. In the sample applications we will create in chapters of this book, Twitter Bootstrap CSS Framework is used to produce nicely styled and laid out web pages.