10 years since my ZF Tutorial
Incredibly, it’s been 10 years since I announced my Zend Framework 1 tutorial!
The first code release of Zend Framework (0.1.1) was in March 2006 and I wrote my tutorial against 0.1.5. Just under a year later, in July 2006, version 1.0 was released and I updated my tutorial throughout all the releases up to 1.12. ZF1 had a good run, but all good things come to an end and the official end of life for ZF1 is 28th September 2016. I’m proud that the ZF1 community has been able to maintain v1 for so long after ZF2 was released.
Zend Framework 2.0 was released in September 2012 and I was delighted that my tutorial formed the basis for the Quick Start guide in the official documentation. It has been significantly revised and extended from my initial work by many other people. In July 2016, Zend Framework 3 was released and there’s still a Getting Started with Zend Framework tutorial; you can still see the similarities with the very first one!
If you’re getting started with Zend Framework today, I hope that you find the Getting Started guide a great introduction to the framework.
Zend Framework has grown incredibly since that first release and with the continuing work on ZF3 and Expressive, it has a long life ahead of it.