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DZone.com: Zend_Glossary

Note: This article was originally published at PHPDeveloper on 25 November 2010.
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If you're new to using the Zend Framework, you there's one big hurdle you might have to overcome. There's a lot of terms used in the system that might not be all that familiar to you. Thankfully Giorgio Sirnoi has written up a guide (he calls it a "Zend_Glossary") to help smooth over the rough parts.

When you're approaching a framework with a learning curve as steep as ZF, it's easy to be overwhelmed by new terms and declare them buzzwords. Instead, they have often a very precise meaning. I've creates this glossary to collect all the defined terms I could find, so that the PHP developer new to Zend Framework would have a place to come and lookup in the time of confusion.

He breaks it up into a few different sections - generic/reused terms, common component names, what MVC and the bootstrap are as well as the different parts of Zend_Forms.