I am a Zend Framework 2 contributor

Posted in September 2012 by under zend-framework

A change that I had made was accepted and merged into Zend Framework 2.

Here is the commit on github.

I am a ZF2 contributor

In Zend Framework 1, there was a script know as Zend Tool (zf.sh) that allowed you to create projects, manage controllers and actions and many other things.

It was really useful for setting up the scaffolding on which to build your application. I wrote a Zend Tool cheatsheet for it to make my life easier and it was a key part of the appeal for me in using Zend Framework to begin with.

As Zend Framework 2 has developed you have to use the Skeleton Application from which to build your applications. I suspect many people moving from Zend Framework to Zend Framework 2 will be looking to Zend Tool to help them get started and it just does not exist in Zend Framework 2. Although a new Zend Tool is being developed.

This is not immediately clear that it is not provided and the installation notes, which are one of the first files a developer would look at when getting started with Zend Framework 2, explained that you could use zf.sh from the bin/ directory and how to set it up.

This was possibly left in from the Zend Framework 1 days but was a significant error that had been missed through the whole development process and still remained when Zend Framework 2 stable was released.

So I know it is only a minor pull request but it is one that I think is important none-the-less.