Zend Framework 2 in Action – Rob Allen's DevNotes


Possibly the most frequently asked questions about my book Zend Framework in Action is whether it is going to be updated.

I'm delighted to be able to announce that Ryan Mauger (aka @Bittarman) and myself have agreed with Manning to write a new book on Zend Framework 2.0. to be called Zend Framework 2 in Action! It's very early days, so we have planned the Table of Contents, but have very little manuscript. The current plan is to cover the major components of Zend Framework 2 in the context of a long running application that we will start in chapter 2 and then build upon as we go through each chapter.

The main topics we intend to cover are:

  • Creating an application
  • Bootstrapping
  • Controllers
  • Views
  • Models
  • Doctrine 2
  • Modules
  • Authentication and access control
  • Forms
  • Javascript integration
  • Navigation and pagination
  • Caching
  • Consuming web services
  • Serving web services
  • Internationalisation
  • Migrating from Zend Framework 1
  • Contributing to Zend Framework

We would appreciate your constructive feedback on our topic list. Obviously, we will be tracking the development of Zend Framework 2 and intend that Zend Framework 2 in Action will be the most comprehensive resource for the new framework and will be published after the release of 2.0!

It's unlikely that this project will now happen as ZF2's development schedule has been a lot longer than expected. I am intending to do a book of some sort though.