Making a screencast takes me awful lots of time so instead I find easier to follow a tutorial written with screenshots and code samples.0. Introduction
The main idea is to create a todo list application using Zend Framework with the following features:
- todo lists (eg: Grocery list, chores, daily naps, etc.)
- each lists can have todo items
- each item can be active/done
- mark items as done or delete them
0.1 Installing Zend FrameworkI downloaded the 1.7.2 version of Zend Framework and unzip it in ../htdocs/ZendFramework-1.7.2
I edited my php.ini file so I have Zend Framework path in include_path:
include_path = ".;C:\web\Apache2.2\htdocs\ZendFramework-1.7.2\library"If you are on a Unix platform, instead of ; use : as a separator.
Now, I can use:
require_once "Zend/Loader.php";without using set_include_path()
1. Application structure My php5 development env is on a Windows Vista and my htdocs directory is located: C:\web\Apache2.2\htdocs
1.1 Create a new folder: zftodo
Create a new folder: zftodo in your htdocs directory.
1.2 Checkout the app structure from google code
svn checkout http://zfquickstartmysql.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/zftodo-start zfquickstartmysql-read-only2. Creating database and granting access In scripts directory you will find a file: db.mysql.sql If you have privileges for creating a new database and granting access run that sql. If you don't have privileges for doing that, skip that and change application/config/app.ini:
[development] database.adapter = "PDO_MYSQL" database.params.host = "db host here" database.params.username = "db username here" database.params.password = "db password here" database.params.dbname = "db name here"3. Test your application Open your browser and go to the following url: http://localhost/zftodo/public/ (or change it depending on your web server configuration).
You'll see the following message:
Hello, from the Zend Framework MVC! I am the index controllers's view script.To change the contents you can edit:
- application/layouts/scripts/layout.phtml (for the layout)
- application/views/scripts/index/index.phtml (for index contents)
Now you are all set and we can proceed to part 2 of the tutorial where we actually get something working :)