Zend Framework 1.0 Released
No doubt everyone who reads this blog already knows that Zend Framework 1.0 has been released.
My code contribution isn’t very large, but I am nevertheless very happy that Zend_Config “just works” for loading and reading configuration data.
The MVC system within Zend Framework has come on by leaps and bounds since the first public release and is now flexible, robust and easy to use. One part of the MVC jigsaw that is missing is an “official” way to do two-step or layout views using multiple templates to make up the final page. This isn’t a show-stopper, as it’s easy enough to roll your own or adopt the Padraic’s “Zend_View Enhanced” or Ralph’s “Zend_Layout”. Similarly, within the DB layer, further work is required on allowing more flexibility when selecting “dependant” data, especially to allow sorting and filtering. Bill has promised to look at this post 1.0 too :)
All in all, a very exciting time if you use Zend Framework and if you don’t now is a good time to consider using it!