Zendcasts is a weekly podcast in screencast format covering different parts of the Zend Framework, a PHP framework designed for developing enterprise application development. The site was launched at the beginning of 2009 and is managed by Jon Lebensold. If you have any questions, comments or criticisms, feel free to contact him.

This website was inspired by the very popular Railscasts, a fantastic resource for Ruby on Rails developers.

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All the software used in these tutorials is free and under an open source license.

Zendcasts currently uses NetBeans 6.8. I use it because it’s a good product for teams and enterprises looking to invest in professional PHP development.
MAMP is a all-in-one Apache / PHP / MySQL solution. Any web server with MySQL and PHP support should be all that’s required to follow the Zend screencasts.
Zend Framework
The Zend Framework is an open-source, enterprise-ready PHP framework.


All videos are under the Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Canada license.

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