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I am sorry to say it....
on 8 January 2012
This book demonstrate techniques used to create a shop using the zend framework.
Everything would be good if it did not deviate so much from the standard framework. The examples uses libraries that are not even included in the book, so when the time comes for you to build your own app, you will need to fall back on the zend framework manuals.
The book has a lot of detailed information about the framework components, ie. the standard router etc; however, it falls short when coming to giving you a concise starting point, so you can develop your skills with the basics already presented.
This is not the case with this book. When one buys a book to learn a computing framework, I would expect the abc, and the rest I would learn as I develop.
Probably with all the best intentions in the world the author created examples that uses complex levels of abstraction, and examples that use code outside what is covered in the book, and deviated away from the framework. For that reason, I am sorry to say that this book has disappointed me.