"To truly make your framework-driven websites hum you need to
master your chosen framework's nuances, tricks and techniques.
Unfortunately, uncovering these finer points often comes only after
having suffered through a few poorly implemented projects. In this
article I'll try to save relative newcomers to the Zend Framework
some pain by identifying 10 key features that have become an
indispensable part of my daily development activities.
"1. Configure Your Projects with ZF_Tool
"The Zend Framework removes many design decisions you'll need to
make in terms of how your project is structured. It takes care of
defining specific locations and file-naming conventions for the
project's models, views, controllers, images and other ancillary
this structure and various MVC files, the Zend Framework offers a
command-line utility known as Zend_Tool for not only generating a
new project's directory structure, including the Bootstrap file and
front controller, but also creating new controllers, actions,
models and modules throughout the project. For instance, you can
use the following four commands to create a new Zend Framework
project, complete with a controller named Account containing the
actions login, register and logout:"
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