Multiple Paths for Zend_Layout (Modules Based Layouts)

There was some chatter about using module based layouts with Zend_Layout on freenode, so I thought I’d explore the idea a bit more.  There was this particular idea to use a plugin and a bit of application.ini/xml settings to configure it all.  But I’m a bit old school with my Zend Framework apps. All of […]

All I Need is REST, Vimeo, Flickr, Zend and More

Here’s my skeleton for my magical REST interface. It’s still missing a lot of method calls for Flickr and Vimeo, but the guts are there and the remaining methods will be done in priority when I need them.  Right now it supports automatic caching and logging via simple options. At some point I’ll probably put […]

PHP Java Bridge vs. Zend Platform Java Bridge

A long time ago I posted some instructions on installing PHP/Java Bridge on Ubuntu and that post is getting quite a few reads, so I figured I’d post a follow up on how it was used. Over the last year I had been using a Java Bridge from a Zend Framework application to access a […]

Some Thoughts on MVC, Bad Design and Confusion

I was reading a post over here about why the ActionStack in Zend Framework is evil.  And I agree. I’ve used ActionStack before in a few older ZF sites (where better alternatives weren’t ready or I just didn’t know about them) but now as the framework has progressed there are many better alternatives to get […]

Using Environment Variables So You Can Commit Your .project File

Quick Update: this apparently only works with Zend Studio for Eclipse. Sorry for any confusion if you’re trying to figure out where the f$#@ those dialogs are. All of my projects reside in an SVN repository and now they’re starting to get accessed by multiple users.  Typically with eclipse, I would just have a project […]