Become a Zend Framework Guru

Learn everything there is to know about developing amazing applications with the Zend Framework.
From the absolute basics, to advanced concepts, you'll learn it here.

What You'll Learn

Zend Framework Core Concepts

Learn how to go from knowing nothing about Zend Framework, to launching your first application. All you need, without the fluff.

The Core Components

There's a lot to learn, if you want to take full advantage of the framework. Learn everything from the patterns to the components.

Test-Driven Code

Untested code, is incomplete code. Learn how to develop test-driven code, whether for one page, or enterprise-grade apps.

Tooling Essentials

Tools make us efficient. Whether it's editors like PhpStorm or Atom, or deployment tools like Docker and Codeship, you're covered.

High Performance Code

Not only does code have to be well designed, but it has to perform. You'll find loads of posts showing you how to get the most out of the code you write.

Deploy with Ease

Whether it's a new app, or a patch to an existing one, it needs to be deployed quickly, and easily. We have you covered with all the information you need.

Premium Content

Zend Expressive Essentials

Zend Expressive Essentials is an upcoming book and video course that teaches you the fundamentals that you need to know so that you can begin building applications right away. It’s a practical, hands-on approach which shows you enough of how Expressive is put together as well as how to use it while not getting lost in things that aren't generally necessary.

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Zend Db Deep Dive

SQL is an essential skill in developing modern web applications. This course, that I created for PluralSight, will teach you how to generate SQL for manipulating schemas and extracting data in an object-oriented, nearly hassle-free manner using the Zend\Db library.

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Zend Framework 2 Foundations

Want to get started the right way with Zend Framework 2? This book gives you the best start by focusing on the key information you need to know. From views, controllers, actions, modules, and configuration, to the key patterns which underpin Zend Framework 2. This book gets you off to the right start, with a tight focus on what you need to know, packed with best-practices and hands-on tips.

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Zend Framework 2: The Basics

Time to up-skill? Look no further than Zend Framework 2. This course explores PHP’s flagship framework in a way that suits all PHP devs. Maybe you’re an old hand with the likes of Laravel, FuelPHP, Symfony 2 or Kohana. Or maybe you’re currently building web apps without a PHP or MVC framework. In this course, you’ll learn the essential features of Zend Framework 2. And by the time you’re done, you’ll be putting them to work in your professional and pet projects.

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Matthew Setter

I'm Matthew Setter. I've been developing software, mainly web-based applications since 1999, roughly around the time that PHP 3 was released. I also wrote the book Zend Framework 2 Foundations. I'm a semi-regular speaker at software development conferences around the globe, primarily speaking on Zend Framework, software craftsmanship, BDD, continuous development, and continuous deployment