Recently Brandon Savage has been really getting into the Zend Framework and creating applications with it. He, like many other developers just starting out with this framework, has had his share of frustrations. In the latest post to his blog Brandon looks at some of these first steps and what he's learned from them.
This immersion experience [into the Zend Framework] has brought out a few thoughts and lessons that I've learned through the process about how to get into a framework, how to start a new project using a framework you've never used before, and the best way to learn without losing your sanity.
He's broken it up into a few points with some good explanation of each:
- Don't fight the framework.
- A little knowledge can be very dangerous.
- Learn when and where to ask for help.
- Have patience.