This video covers how to setup and user Zend View Helpers. I also cover how state is managed within the class. Next week I’ll show you how you can use this technique with a bit of AJAX to make those View Helpers shine! I’ll post the project code for both videos with part 2.
This screencast ran a little long, and unfortunately I’ll have to post the rest next week. We start with creating a DTO (Data Transfer Object) that will house our data as we pass it from the Controller, to the form and then back to the view. Zend_Form is used for validation and rendering
This video covers the Zend_Session_Namespace class. It’s a short introduction to how we can use this object to simplify passing data from Zend_Controller action to another during a user’s stay on our web application.
The last video in a series showing how to setup the Zend Framework from scratch. This video goes through the steps required to create a Zend_Controller for handling error reporting as well as creating the main IndexController. Zend_Layout is also briefly mentioned as part of the MVC setup.