Tag Archives: Zend

Installing PECL extensions for Zend Server 6

Recently we have revisited using Zend Server for some of our projects and decided to give the new version 6 a chance to prove itself.

Overall its a big improvement over version 5. There are still some things that are extremely annoying but we have decided that we can overlook them.

However there is one thing that we couldn’t do without. By default you will find that a number of PECL extensions will not install out of the box (at least this is what we experience using the Debian based install).

To fix this you will need to make sure you install the additional packages in ubuntu

  • php-5.4-source-zend-server or php-5.3-source-zend-server depending on the php version you are using
  • autoconf
  • build-essential

Once this is done you should now be able to install extensions from PECL without too much hassle.

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Docblock, Oh Docblock, wherefore art thou Docblock (hint: Zend Optimizer Plus lost them)

tl;dr> I make a terrible assumption about Zend Optimizer+ and am corrected by Dominic in the comments;

Terrible post title I know but its the best I could come up with.

I’ve just come up for air after spending the majority of the day debugging some issues on our current development sandbox.

Now our sandbox tends to be quite bleeding edge in some circumstances and as such we run a fair few bits of unstable code. On the sandbox in question we have been running PHP 5.4.11 and unfortunately we have struggled to get APC working with it just the way we need it to. The lack of APC tends to make this sandbox quite slow.

We recently saw that Zend have open-sourced their OptimizerPlus extension (https://github.com/zend-dev/ZendOptimizerPlus) and that it was compatible with 5.4…. Fantastic, or so we thought.

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Bootstrapping ZF2 Forms

So…

With the release of beta 5 for Zend Framework 2 I thought it time for me to tidy up and fix a few modules I created back at beta 3.

Now I’m a big fan of Twitter Bootstrap CSS framework as I’m sure a lot of other people are as well. Seeing that the Zend Skeleton Application comes with bootstrap already included it was easy enough to set up my forms using the old ZF Forms found in ZF1.

However a brand spanking new Forms component has been rolled out with ZF2. The long and the short of this new component meant that I had the opportunity to hand roll a new way of making my forms work with Twitter Bootstrap.

So, a little tinkering, a quick pull request to ZF2 to allow the definition of arbitrary options and I came up with some useful View Helpers that can be dropped into a project and used.

You can find them at https://github.com/zucchi/Zucchi.

So how to use them. Lets start by creating a new form (we’ll keep it simple for now)
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