A little while ago, I took to Twitter in a sense of jubilant excitement announcing that VIM was THE distraction-free editor. As it&rsquo;s been quite some time since, I honestly don&rsquo;t remember exactly what it was that motivated me to do so.
Gary Hockin Articles
Rapid application development isn&rsquo;t often associated with Zend Framework. However, thanks to the ReflectionBasedAbstractFactory, rapid prototyping and developing in Zend Framework is as simple as Laravel. Come find out how in this tutorial.
Want to save time generating dependency configuration files for your Zend ServiceManager dependencies? In today&rsquo;s tutorial, I&rsquo;ll show you how, by using ConfigDumper, available in ServiceManager 3.2.0.
Want to save time generating factories for your Zend ServiceManager dependencies? ServiceManager 3.2.0 contains FactoryCreator. In today’s tutorial, let’s see how to use it and how to save you time and effort.
<p>For the longest time, I&rsquo;ve been using closures in my Zend Framework 2 Modules <code class="minimalist">Module</code> class. I know they&rsquo;re not always the best approach, but they&rsquo;re not necessarily wrong either.</p> <p>But after <a href="http://www.masterzendframework.com/reviews/maximising-zend-framework-2-performance-phpuk14">reviewing Gary Hockin&rsquo;s recent talk</a> at <acronym title="Pre-Hypertext Processing">PHP</acronym> Conference UK, I was reminded that outside of APC and OPCache, <strong>closures aren&rsquo;t cacheable</strong>.</p>
<p>Over the weekend, I was fortunate enough to be at this year&rsquo;s <a title="PHP Uk Conference 2014" href="http://phpconference.co.uk/" target="_blank"><acronym title="Pre-Hypertext Processing">PHP</acronym> UK Conference</a>, in London. One of the highlights for me, as a Zend Framework developer and evangelist, was Gary Hockin&rsquo;s talk on <a href="https://www.dropbox.com/s/i9klpji4os53u90/Maximising%20Performance%20in%20ZF2%20-%20PHPUK.pdf" title="Maximising Zend Framework 2 Performance">maximising Zend Framework 2 performance</a>.</p> <p>Whether you&rsquo;re new to Zend Framework 2, or an old hand (<em>can someone really say they&rsquo;re an old hand after such a short period of time?</em>) the talk covered a range of tools, tips, and techniques for increasing application performance.</p>