Adding new items to RSS feed – it shouldn’t be this hard!

I have just started to use the Zend_Feed related components in earnest and am really liking the Zend_Feed_Writer (new to ZF 1.10.0). So what I wanted to do was created an RSS feed file is one didn’t exist and then keep updating that file as-and-when new items came in. Seems a really easy and simple […]

Shorten urls automatically with a Zend Framework filter

I think we can all agree that URL shortening services are great and are very handy to tidy up those long and obnoxious links. However, a lot of the time people simply forget to use them, or often don’t know about them in the first place. I’ve noticed this in a blog system I wrote […]

Quick and easy email encoding view helper

Here’s a quick and easy view helper for Zend Framework that will encode an email address. It will encode just an email address or return a whole mailto link. The encoding is basically the same as in the Smarty template engine. Obviously there’s a lot of room for improvement; javascript encoding, representation as an image, […]

Auto generating basic models for a Zend Framework app

Do you have a database with foreign keys and just wish you could have something automatically create your ZF models from it? Well, today that was me. So as a little proof of concept, this is the code I came up with to do it for me… But before we get to that, a few […]

Zend Framework 1.5 preview release

For those that don’t know by now, version 1.5 of the Zend Framework is now out in preview release. Congratulations to everyone who has had apart in getting out this release – from programmers to documentation writers to project managers! There are a lot of very interesting updates and new features. Some notable ones are […]