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Robert Basic's Blog: Grouping Zend Framework controllers in subdirectories

Note: This article was originally published at PHPDeveloper on 18 April 2011.
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Robert Basic has a new post today showing you how you can group your controllers in your Zend Framework application into subdirectories for easier organization.

Thanks to a discussion on the Zend Framework mailing list I learned about a new feature, a feature that allows for grouping action controllers in subdirectories! Well, this is more of an unknown and undocumented feature than new, as it is the part of the framework for at least 3 years. Why am I so hyped about this? Because it allows for better code organisation on larger projects. Heck, it might be useful on smaller ones too.

He gives an example of how it might be laid out and a few helpful hints he learned when trying it out:

  • The subdirectory separator in the URI is the underscore and not the slash.
  • The subdirectory name is uppercase: Subdirectory, not subdirectory. In the URI it's lowercase.
  • The view directories for these subdirectories are lowercased, and not uppercase.