Author Archives: jon

Creating Custom Zend_Form Decorators

This little video tutorial should set you up for building your own custom Zend_Form decorators in 15 minutes. I’ll show you how you can make the necessary class and have it easily added to your existing Zend_Form_Decorator configuration. Grab a copy of the project or browse the repository. In other news, ServerGrove is giving Zendcast…

Zend_Form Decorators Explained

One of the pain points for folks who are starting to work with the Zend Framework is the Decorating functionality found in the depths of Zend_Form. I’ve witnessed countless instances when a developer becomes excited by Zend_Form’s easy-to-implement form validation and creation, only to become frustrated by countless hours of fighting with Zend_Form_Decorators. This video…

Logging with Timestamps and Doctrine Event Listeners

This short video is going to be the last in my 2009-2010 series on Doctrine 1.2. I’m wrapping it up with a little example of adding timestamps, logging and using Doctrine’s event listener architecture. Grab a copy of the project or browse the repository. ServerGrove will be sponsoring 3 videos this month! ServerGrove specializes in…

Introduction to Zend_Mail

A big thank you to Ryan Horn for putting together this great screencast about Zend_Mail. Ryan took the time to talk about how to setup a dev environment that uses a gmail account. This is perfect for folks like myself who work in a development environment that’s behind an annoying ISP firewall on SMTP (port…

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