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Using MongoHq in Zend Framework based applications
Mar 17, 2010 @ 10:16:20

In a new post today Raphael Stolt shows you how to use MongoHq, a cloud-based hosting service, to host a Zend Framework application that uses the MongoDb as a backend. The tutorial focuses on the bootstrapping process to make the framework play nicely with its hosting environment.

Since [MongoHq] went live a few weeks ago I signed up for the small plan and started to successfully re-thinker with it in an exploratory Zend Framework based application. [...] Therefore the following post will show how to bootstrap such an instance into a Zend Framework based application and how to use it from there in some simple scenarios like storing data coming from a Zend_Form into a designated collection and vice versa fetching it from there.

He shows how to create a new resource to make the MongoDb connection available through the entire application, to be used as needed. The resource creates the MongoDb connection based on the options from the config file and catches any exceptions that might happen along the way. As mentioned, he also includes a Zend_Form example that stores some proposal information in a collection in the database.

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