Zend Framework 1.6RC1

If you haven’t heard already, Zend Framework 1.6RC1 is out and has lots of interesting new features. Finally there’s a SOAP component (seemed odd to me to have an enterprise-level framework without it!) There’s also a paginator, XML configs can have attributes, Dojo integration and lots more.

It’s been out for about 10 days as of the time I write this, but the only new thing I’ve tried as of yet is the Zend_Paginator component. And I must say that I am very happy with how easy it was to set up and integrate in to a site… Essentially, I just had to pass my select object to the paginator and write a view partial to handle how it looked – it was that easy! With the output of the pagination put in to a partial it makes the whole thing very easy to rebrand and configure to exactly how you want it to look. This is definitely a component I’m going to be using a lot.

Looking forward to using the other new features, too. There is a Zend Webinar to show the new features of ZF1.6 coming up on the 13th August, 2008. Also one in September to go over integrating the new Dojo features.

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