Rob Allen is a full-time PHP developer and contributor to the Zend Framework, developing the Zend_Config component. He has also written a popular getting-started tutorial available from www.akrabat.com. Rob is the Technical Director of Big Room Internet.
This book is quite out of date. The main problem is that it predates zend tools which automates creating the structure. Read morePublished on July 22, 2012 by Steven
I'd really like to see a second edition to this book with updated information and concepts. This author is excellent in that he provides the material in a very readable and... Read morePublished on May 20, 2011 by Jonathan Steinmann
I bought this book because I saw it mentioned on many tutorials about Zend all over the web and I am not disapointed. Read morePublished on July 30, 2010 by Darwar
Rob Allen writes in clear, easy to understand fashion. He presents the topic in a logical progression, so the overall picture of the framework is redily grasped. Read morePublished on July 1, 2010 by J. Mitchell
This is by far the worst programming book I have read in almost 25 years of my programming experience. Read morePublished on January 16, 2010 by S. Sarmady
This book gives an in depth coverage of Zend Framework. I've learned a lot from it, although it has some 'rough edges'. Read morePublished on September 15, 2009 by K. Kuipers
I have to agree with the majority of reviewers here. This is the worst programming book I have ever read. Read morePublished on August 20, 2009 by Jimmy
Overall this book provides a good run through of the Zend Framework. But I have two main issues with this book.
Firstly I don't think it is great for ZF beginners. Read more
The first few chapters make sense, but after that it's like a roller coaster ride. The book jumps all over the place, often not explaining concepts and topics thoroughly enough. Read morePublished on June 21, 2009 by Dude