Zend Framework Book

Learn ZF2

“Learn ZF2” is the best Zend Framework 2(ZF2) book dedicated to helping you learn and develop applications in Zend Framework 2 fast and easy. Recommended from our readers and recommended from the ZF2 Gods.


A few words of recommendation from our readers …

“Over a year I searched the perfect book to learn ZF2… it is a frustrating search, but now I have found the perfect book for me: THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A wonderful work! “

Adreas Ros (Comment in our Facebook Page )

“Zend appears to be a robust framework with all the bells and whistles but, has a steep learning curve. This book is by far the best I’ve read on it. I shows you the forest and the trees. I recommend this book over all the others.”

Dr. David Baltimore (Review in Amazon).

“This book really helped me for a beta exam I took as “Guinea Pig” for the upcoming ZF2 certification.”

Jeroen (Review in Amazon)

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“Highly recommended. An awesome book written in clear and concise manner. I wish Official documentation was written in that way. It gives you understanding and confidence when you are trying to make sense of Zend Framework 2 as a beginner.”

AzNain (Review in Amazon)

“If you want to learn zf2, you should definitely buy this book. The author is full time consultant at Zend and as a very experienced developer, he knows very well how the zend framework 2 works.”

Ovunc Tukenmez (Review in Amazon)

“OK forgive me for gushing, but I have to say this little book is absolutely splendid. I haven’t even started playing with the code yet, or read it completely, but just from reading the code examples and the prose, my understanding of ZF2 has advanced by orders of magnitude. I can’t recommend highly enough (for those who have English as an nth language, the preceding expression means I really really like it).”

David wrote in our forums.



Zend Framework 2 (ZF2) has changed the way to develop PHP applications and like every revolution takes time to be digested.
The book will help you understand the major components in ZF2 and how to use them as best as possible. The chapters in this book will lead you through the different components and in the process together with the author you will build a complete application.

The author of the book is Slavey Karadzhov who is Senior Consultant at Zend Technologies. The book is created with the help of contributors, some of which are also main ZF2 course creators and core ZF2 developers. The chapters in the book are accompanied by source code that you could copy, and it will help you learn by example.

Where can I get the book?

Amazon: Paperback version
ISBN-13: 978-1492372219

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Google Play: Scanned PDF version
ISBN-13: 978-1628407150

Distribly: PDF version
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Why can this book help me?

“In this book Slavey shares his real life experience with ZF2 projects, as a senior consultant at Zend Technologies, and hits all the major challenges you may face. It is a must-have if you want a quick start and proficiency in ZF2.”

Andi Gutmans & Zeev Suraski

What will I find in the book?

  • Major ZF2 concepts and components
    • Modular Design
    • Event Manager
    • Service Manager
    • Model-View-Controller (MVC)
    • Database Access
  • Better Code Quality
    • Unit Tests
    • Coding Styles
  • Better Performance
    • Tips and Tricks
    • Cache
  • Better Reusability
    • Hydrators
    • Entities
    • Integration with Doctrine
  • Better Security
    • Logging
    • Cryptography
    • Access Control Lists
    • Authentication
  • Better Package Management
    • Using Composer

Is the book up to date?

The problem that most computer books are facing is that they are out of date relatively soon or even before they start to be printed. Which makes them less helpful for you. We are taking special care to keep “Learn ZF2″ up to date. We use print-on-demand and update the content of the book on a regular basis. This means that when you buy a copy of the book it will be always up to date!