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Can I give it no stars?,
This review is from: php/architect's Guide to Programming with Zend Framework (Paperback)
I ignored the advice of others here and ordered this book anyway, mainly because it's the only book in print on the subject. It sucks...bad.
I got the book this afternoon and had the RMA paperwork filed before bedtime. No thanks.
Super thin on information, and it's not even basic of information. Lets skim the surface of some pretty important concepts and libraries, shall we? At least thats how it felt to me.
The database chapter was the final straw for me. You're introduced to the basic db library then promptly directed to the online documentation for all the REAL db libraries that likely even the most trivial of web apps would require.
Good job Nanobooks on being first to market, but don't pat yourselves on the back too soon. You may have hurt ZF more than you're helping it with this book.
If you want a better (albeit not perfect) introduction to the Zend Framework then go check out Mannings Early Access Program and download 'Zend Framework in Action' (or pre-order here). A lot better footing after reading that plus some time spent with the ZF online docs.