Keeping form classes together in each module is the preferred way to store them, rather than in the library folder, for instance. Keeping the Zend Framework naming conventions in mind, this is a very easy task.
Author: <span class="vcard">Bo Andersen</span>
Using a modular directory structure can logically separate parts of an application. By default, a Zend Framework application does not make use of such a structure, so in this article we shall see how to easily change this.
It is often necessary to add data to form elements from outside of the form. Examples of scenarios where this would be useful include data fetched from a data store or data saved in sessions. In this article, we will discuss two ways of doing this, one of which has several advantages over the other.
In the Zend Framework, there are many ways to add custom routes to a project. Adding them to the application.ini file quickly makes the file very big and harder to maintain. In this article, we will show two ways of writing custom routes in a separate configuration file.
The singleton pattern is one of the most popular and well known patterns in software development. It is extremely simple and yet solves a fundamental and common problem. However, as this article discusses, everything has a cost.
It is not an unusual task to want to set the default values on elements in a form. Zend Framework provides multiple ways of accomplishing this, but as demonstrated in this article, the setDefaults method has surprising behavior.
A linear search is the simplest search algorithm in computer programming. In this article we discuss the various implementation of this search algorithm and we also discuss the main disadvantage of this search strategy.
This article discusses how to use the ever so popular HTML5 placeholder attribute both in regards to markup syntax, but also regarding best practices. A brief discussion of the attribute’s problems also follows.
The primary index is essential in databases. In this article, we present the main characteristics of the primary index along with its problems and solutions. A primary index physically orders the records on the secondary storage device to speed up the retrieval of data records. The index is sparse or non-dense because it only contains a block pointer for each block in the data file.