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Error Handling in Expressive

One of the big improvements in Expressive 2 is how error handling is approached. While the error handling documentation covers the feature in detail, more examples are never a bad thing! Our scenario For our example, we'll create an API resource that retur ... (continue)

Create ZPKs the Easy Way

Zend Server provides the ability to deploy applications to a single server or cluster of servers via the ZPK package format. We have offered zf-deploy for creating these packages from Zend Framework and Apigility applications, but how can you create these ... (continue)

Nested Middleware in Expressive

A major reason to adopt a middleware architecture is the ability to create custom workflows for your application. Most traditional MVC architectures have a very specific workflow the request follows. While this is often customizable via event listeners, th ... (continue)

Migrating to Expressive 2.0

Last week, we released Expressive 2. A new major version implies breaking changes, which often poses a problem when migrating. That said, we did a lot of work behind the scenes to try and ensure that migrations can happen without too much effort, including ... (continue)

Announcing Expressive 2.0

Today we're excited to announce Expressive 2.0! What has changed since 1.0 was released last year? The short version: we've been providing changes that standardize, simplify, and streamline application development in Expressive. Specifically: PSR-11 (Con ... (continue)

Gary Hockin Speaks on "Zend Framework Done Right" for Nomad PHP

This coming 15 March 2017, at 20:00 CET, Gary Hockin will present the talk "Zend Framework Done Right" for Nomad PHP. From the talk synopsis: While the upgrade path from ZF2 to ZF3 is nowhere near as complicated as from ZF1 to ZF2, there are sti ... (continue)

Scrape Screens with zend-dom

Even in this day-and-age of readily available APIs and RSS/Atom feeds, many sites offer none of them. How do you get at the data in those cases? Through the ancient internet art of screen scraping. The problem then becomes: how do you get at the data you n ... (continue)

zend-config For All Your Configuration Needs

Different applications and frameworks have different opinions about how configuration should be created. Some prefer XML, others YAML, some like JSON, others like INI, and some even stick to the JavaProperties format; in Zend Framework, we tend to prefer P ... (continue)

PHP and SQL Server for Linux

This week we tested the public preview of Microsoft SQL Server for Linux using PHP 7 with our component zendframework/zend-db. Microsoft announced the availability of a public preview of SQL Server for Linux on the 16th of November, 2016. This new version ... (continue)

Using Laravel Homestead with Zend Framework Projects

Laravel Homestead is an interesting project by the Laravel community that provides a Vagrant box for PHP developers. It includes a full set of services for PHP developers, such as the Nginx web server, PHP 7.1, MySQL, Postgres, Redis, Memcached, Node, and ... (continue)

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