Zend released version 1.6 of their framework just a short while ago and I’ve been reviewing a lot of the changes. As it turns out this framework is becoming quite large and diverse in what it can do. Some of the newer features that interest me:
- Saving sessions to a database table.
- Dojo integration
- Captcha and File upload form elements.
The saving sessions to a database table is conveniently easy, but I’m not too sure how well it will fare once I really get going. It’s so simple that I’m not sure how well it’ll handle validating and securing sessions (based on Users IP, or web browser agent). But we’ll see.
And finally, the captcha and file uploaders may seem very trivial, but trust me – when you’re trying to build a site and those two elements were unavailable for use with Zend_Form — it was a big pain in the ass and effectively made Zend_Form useless when you needed those two elements.
Things are looking good, and the new source base for pileofcrap.org is getting there. Of course every time I go to work on it I get distracted and then when I return to working on it a new version of ZF is out. Go figure!