Performing case insensitive searches for things such as attribute values can be quite a pain with XPath. There is a well known workaround available, but it is not so pretty and clean like one would hope for. PHP developers are also limited by the fact that PHP does not implement XPath 2.0. This article shows an additional approach that helps keep XPath queries simpler.
Did you know that you can use expressions together with the switch statement in PHP? Many people are not aware of this. It may not be a trick that you actually need, but it just may come in handy one day.
Do you need more control of your paginator? Luckily, it is not mandatory to have a data source adapter fetch the data to paginate on. Rather, this can be done independently of the paginator by using the Null adapter.
Creating full URLs within view scripts can come in handy in many situations, such as when sending out e-mails where one wants to link back to one’s website. Luckily, Zend Framework 2 provides two useful view helpers to accomplish this task.
If you are in a situation where you need a stored procedure to return several result sets and have to access these from within Zend Framework 2, then this article will probably be useful; it shows you a way of accomplishing just this, but unfortunately not without compromises.
This article shows how to use the URL view helper in Zend Framework 2 to build URLs to child routes. It furthermore discusses a quite useful feature of the view helper in order to reuse matched route parameters when building an URL.
Creating a custom block in concrete5 is easy, but is often perceived as being difficult due to the many small steps involved. This article gives you a quick walkthrough of how to create your own simple contact block in concrete5.
If you wish to use a secure connection when sending e-mails via an SMTP server in Zend Framework 2, then this article shows you how to do this. The official documentation comes to no avail, but luckily the solution is extremely simple.
Clearing a form’s data was easy and convenient in Zend Framework 1. Apparently it is not as easy in Zend Framework 2, so this article gives a few suggestions on how it can be accomplished.
Validating a single form element rather than an entire form can be useful in many situations. This task used to be very trivial in Zend Framework 1, but is slightly more complicated in Zend Framework 2. This article explains how to accomplish this in a fairly simple way.