HIGHLIGHT Zend Framework in Action is the first comprehensive developer's guide to the Zend Framework, the highly popular web development framework for PHP developers. DESCRIPTION Zend Framework is like Ruby on Rails for PHP codersÂ an easy-to-use, opensource, complete web framework for PHP 5. Zend Framework replaces outdated tools and development practices with a sound, testable, maintainable approach to PHP. Zend Framework captures high-use application features and PHP best practices in reusable framework components for consistently high performance. Zend Framework in Action takes the reader on a tour of the Zend Framework as the reader builds a high quality, real-world, web application. Readers gain quick access to the most common topics encountered in web application developmentÂ all from the PHP developer's perspective. The authors are core contributors to Zend Framework and share their keen insight into its inner workings. Written for the millions of developers using PHP daily, this book truly shows Zend Framework in Action. KEY SELLING POINTS Â First comprehensive guide and tutorial on the Zend Framework Â Between 500,000 and 2 million coders do something in PHP daily and the Zend Framework gives them to tools to develop professional, production- ready modern web applications. Now they have a comprehensive tutorial to follow Â Zend Framework has the backing of Zend Technologies, the driving force behind the PHP programming language in which it is written. Â Readers build a high-quality, real-world web application.