Getting Started with Zend Framework MVC Applications
This tutorial is intended to give an introduction to using Zend Framework by creating a simple database driven application using the Model-View-Controller paradigm. By the end you will have a working ZF application and you can then poke around the code to find out more about how it all works and fits together.
This tutorial assumes that you are running at least PHP 5.6 with the Apache
web server and MySQL, accessible via the PDO extension. Your Apache installation
must have the
mod_rewrite extension installed and configured.
You must also ensure that Apache is configured to support
This is usually done by changing the setting:
httpd.conf file. Check with your distribution’s documentation for
exact details. You will not be able to navigate to any page other than the home
page in this tutorial if you have not configured
Getting started faster
Alternatively, you can use any of the following as well:
- The built-in web server in PHP. Run
php -S 0.0.0.0:8080 -t public/ public/index.phpin your application root to start a web server listening on port 8080.
- Use the shipped
Vagrantfile, by executing
vagrant upfrom the application root. This binds the host machine's port 8080 to the Apache server instance running on the Vagrant image.
- Use the shipped docker-compose integration, by executing
docker-compose up -d --buildfrom the application root. This binds the host machine's port 8080 to the Apache server instance running container.
The tutorial application
The application that we are going to build is a simple inventory system to display which albums we own. The main page will list our collection and allow us to add, edit and delete CDs. We are going to need four pages in our website:
|List of albums||This will display the list of albums and provide links to edit and delete them. Also, a link to enable adding new albums will be provided.|
|Add new album||This page will provide a form for adding a new album.|
|Edit album||This page will provide a form for editing an album.|
|Delete album||This page will confirm that we want to delete an album and then delete it.|
We will also need to store our data into a database. We will only need one table with these fields in it:
|id||integer||No||Primary key, auto-increment|