Author Archives: jon

Using Zend_Cache to speed up Web Service calls

A short video showing how you can test and implement Zend_Cache on a class that makes a really slow request (like a web service call). This is part 4 in a four part series on Google Docs and Google maps. While this example shows how to cache a Class to a file, you could easily…

Using Google Maps with Zend_GData

This episode will wrap up the google docs series. You can start with Part 1 and Part 2, or jump straight into this one. With our persistence layer (the Google Docs Spreadsheet) and unit tests around geo-targetting addresses completed, we’ll tackle the view and try and visualize our data using the Google Maps API. This…

Custom Action Helpers for Firebug

I’d like to introduce Tawfek’s sequel to his video covering Debugging in Firebug with the Zend Framework. If you’re looking for a tutorial on how to write a custom Action Helper, or wishing to make your ajax development more robust with logging and profiling, then these 33 minutes will save you a pile of googling.…

Geotargetting with the Google Maps API

This video will is part of a multi-part series on looking at how we can leverage some of Google’s API’s to build a fancy mapping tool that’s driven from a Google Docs Spreadsheet. If you haven’t worked with Google Docs or Zend_Gdata before, I suggest you take a look at the video introducing Zend_Gdata and…

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