The IBM developerWorks site has continued on with its "Understanding the Zend Framework" series with spotlights on two new bits of functionality - creating PDFs and sending emails from inside the framework.
In this part of the series (part 5) they show how to:
- create PDFs
- use positioning in adding text, graphics, and shapes to the document
- manage long blocks of text
- stream out a dynamic PDF to the browser
- add information to an existing PDF document
Part six picks up where the previous part left off and includes information on working with emails in the Zend Frameork. They look at the Zend_Mail component and, making some minor changes to the application they've been constructing (the feed reader). They create an email notification to the user when a feed has been updated.
Code examples and the source code for both of these sections are provided.