The IBM developerWorks site has posted part two in their look at the popular offering from Zend - the Zend Framework - and how ot understand it. In part one they went over the basics - install/setup and a walkthrough of the components. In part two they move to the next level and start builing a simple application, Chomp, an online feed reader.
In Part 1 of this "Understanding the Zend Framework" series, we discuss the goals behind the Zend Framework, including easy-to-use components and an architecture based on the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern. Now we start to actually put that to use.
They start off by helping you to install WAMP (a Windows "all in one" installert for Apache/MySQL/PHP), complete with screenshots. With the platform installed, they go over a few ground rules on what MVC really means and demonstrate a creation and development of each. The application allows a user to register with a username and password as well as manage their information. They also introduce the Zend_Registry component to help with database connections.