The second part of the IBM developerWorks series looking at the Agavi PHP framework has been posted. In it Vikram Vaswani loks at adding forms and database support to his example via Doctrine.
While Agavi can certainly be used to serve up static content, it really shines when you use it for something more complex. And in this second part, you'll do just that - over the next few pages, you'll learn how to receive, validate, and process input from Web forms, as well as connect your Agavi application to a MySQL database.
He returns to his simple templated example site and shows how to use the command line agavi tool to create the routing and controller to handle the "contact us" requests. He includes form validation examples, how to use the population filter, and how to generate the Doctrine models to connect with the form directly.