You don't have to learn MVC to start using Zend Framework.
Written by Jeff Olen
Recently, at the COMMON conference, I presented several PHP sessions. Two sessions were aimed toward attendees that are relative newcomers to PHP, and they were very well-received. To my thinking, it's time to raise the bar. While many of you are still just learning PHP and are more in the "testing it out" stage than doing actual development, there are a lot of developers on the IBM i who are writing real-world PHP applications. So this article is the first of what will be several focusing on transitioning from using plain PHP and the procedural model to harnessing the power of Zend Framework (ZF) and the Model-View-Controller (MVC) design pattern.
Red Hat, Inc. noted its leadership in open source desktop development with its ranking as the top corporate contributor to the GNOME project. In a census study published by Neary Consulting at GUADEC recently in The Hague, Netherlands, Red Hat placed first among the total 106 companies that have contributed to GNOME development over the past 10 years with nearly 17 percent of the total code commits. The study also showed that nine out of the top 20 contributors are Red Hat employees.