Zend_Tool is a command line tool released with the latest version of Zend Framework. It will jump-start the development automating some tasks like the creation of an empty project or of a controller class. Other than from the command line, its possible to use Zend_Tool directly from Eclipse, lets see how.
The step-by-step process walks you though a (very) basic installation of the Framework and how to hook Zend_Tool in as an "External Tool". You can then use it, along with a few command-line parameters passed in, to execute all of the Zend_Tool commands as if you were right there on the command line.