Category Archives: Contributors

Information about the people that helped us make this book.

The new version of “Learn ZF2” is here!

As of today the new version of the book “Learn ZF2” is released!

I would like to thank our editor Doug Bierer, our interior designer Jivko Gradinarov and our readers John Chadwick, David Mintz and Clark Everetts for their hard work and support. Without you guys this version would not have been possible. You really rock!

If you want to get the latest version right now you can get it as

iBook version

PDF version

ePub version

Kindle/Mobi version

Paperback version

Amazon needs 3 to 5 business days to publish the new version. So if you want to get the paperback version from there then visit the following link AFTER a week.

And last, but not least, we are preparing an  X-Mas edition, that will be sold dirt cheap – for approximately $2.50 (without tax). Plus we will be giving away 5 paperback copies. If you want to increase your chances to win a book start mentioning this news in Twitter, Facebook or your favourite social media application. We will publish more details about the giveaways  later this month, so check this site for updates.

Abstract Factories in the new version of the book “Learn ZF2”

At the end of the previous week we have published a new paperback and electronic version of the book that contains a small chapter contributed from our reader Tomasz Racia. Thanks to his contribution and help you can now learn about Abstract Factories in Zend Framework 2 and when it makes sense to use them.
We are planning to add other small additions to the book in the coming months to keep it always up to date. If you have already bought the Kindle edition then you can enjoy all coming updates free of charge.
I would like to thank again Tomasz (hats down ) and all other contributors that are helping us give you the best Zend Framework 2 book on the market.

Zend Framework Education Advisory Board

There was something secret that Slavey Karadzhov, the main author of the book “Learn ZF2”, was working on in the last quarter of 2013. Now we can officially announce that he is proud member of the “Zend Framework Education Advisory Board” and he contributed to a certification exam very closely related to the content of the book. So if you want to pass the exam you have another good reason to buy the book.

Enjoy the exam and know that all sort-of-easy questions are from him. The difficult ones are from the core ZF2 project members and contributors :).

Our contributors

We are starting to give you more information about the people that helped us make “Learn ZF2” and improve it further. This is just the initial batch of contributors. These guys are really good in what they are doing and the word “professionals” will be too pale to describe them.

  • Doug Bierer – main creator of the Zend Framework 2 training courses, sci-fi book author and a loving husband. He can spot any typo in text or code from miles away.
  • Jivko Gradinarov – our graphical designer that can read thoughts and understands what you want in a book even before you start telling him.
  • Enrico Zimuel – core Zend Framework 2 contributor, great reviewer and a person that can tell you everything that you need about Italian music. He consulted us on sensitive topics like security and best practices.
  • Trent Peterson – a brave reviewer of the initial versions and our Zend Framework 2 evangelist in Illinois.
  • Clark Everetts – another brave reviewer of the initial version of the book. He used to read and review it when flying and I guess thanks to him some of the flight attendees may already know about “Learn ZF2”.

Thank you guys again for making “Learn ZF2” an awesome book!