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Zend Framework 101

The Zend Framework 101 series covers many components that make up the Zend Framework in easy to understand articles. New articles will be added to this series as they are added to the site.

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Zend Framework 101: Zend_Loader

In this article I will introduce you to Zend_Loader, a Zend Framework class used to automatically load other classes. Typically you would use include_once or require_once when you want to load a class but using Zend_Loader you don't have to.

Zend Framework 101: Zend_Registry

In this article in the Zend Framework 101 series I will introduce you to the Zend_Registry class. This class used is to allow you manage variables and objects in the global application namespace. This is used as an alternative to using global variables in PHP. I will show you how to use the Zend_Registry class and also provide a practical example of where it would be useful to use the registry.

Zend Framework 101: Zend_Log

This article shows you how to use Zend_Log, the logging component of the Zend Framework. It allows you to record messages from your application however you please. In this article I will show you how to record messages to a log file. Additionally, if you use the Firebug and FirePHP plug-ins for Firefox, Zend_Log can be extremely useful for application development and debugging. I will also show you how to achieve this.

Zend Framework 101: Zend_Soap

In this article I will introduce you to the Zend_Soap component of the Zend Framework. This component allows you to easily create and consume SOAP web services. We will create a simple web service with several methods using Zend_Soap_Server, and consume the service with Zend_Soap_Client.

Zend Framework 101: Zend_Session

In this article I will introduce you to the Zend_Session component of the Zend Framework. This component is built upon PHP's native session-handling functionality, making it easier to manage session data, as well as providing more advanced features.

Zend Framework 101: Zend_Service_Amazon_S3

In this article I will introduce you to the Zend_Service_Amazon_S3 component of the Zend Framework. This component makes use of Amazon Web Services (AWS) to manage files on Amazon's Simple Storage Service (S3).

Zend Framework 101: Zend_Cache

In this article I will introduce you to the Zend_Cache component of the Zend Framework. This component is used for improving the performance of your web application by saving generated data for later reuse.

Zend Framework 101: Zend_Gdata_YouTube

The Zend Framework contains a number of APIs for accessing Google services, including YouTube. In this article I will show you how to retrieve a feed of videos from YouTube using Zend_Gdata.

Zend Framework 101: Zend_Oauth

OAuth is a standard that allows to share protected data with other sites. In this article I will show you how to use the Zend_Oauth component of the Zend Framework. To demonstrate how to use Zend_Oauth we will create a script that posts a status update to Twitter for the authenticated user.
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