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.