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Adding Zend Framework to PHP on Windows

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Video: Adding Zend Framework to PHP on Windows

The new code hinting features in Dreamweaver CS5 allow you to integrate third- party, open source frameworks, and then using site-specific code hinting, you can configure Dreamweaver to allow you to do code hinting on the classes in these frameworks. Dreamweaver is preconfigured to work with three major frameworks. You can get to this feature through the menu by selecting Site > Site-Specific Code Hints. If you pull down the list under Structure, you will see that there are structures already in place for Drupal, Joomla!, and WordPress.

Adding Zend Framework to PHP on Windows

The new code hinting features in Dreamweaver CS5 allow you to integrate third- party, open source frameworks, and then using site-specific code hinting, you can configure Dreamweaver to allow you to do code hinting on the classes in these frameworks. Dreamweaver is preconfigured to work with three major frameworks. You can get to this feature through the menu by selecting Site > Site-Specific Code Hints. If you pull down the list under Structure, you will see that there are structures already in place for Drupal, Joomla!, and WordPress.

I'll show you in this video how to install another third-party library called Zend Framework, which contains a lot of really valuable PHP extensions, and then I will use a few of these extensions throughout the course. Click Cancel to close the Site- Specific dialog and then take a look in the exercise files, under 03_managingcode. If you don't have access to the exercise files, no worries. I will provide a web site URL in a moment and show you where you can download it. If you do have access to the exercise files, locate the ZendFramework folder and copy it to the Clipboard.

Then create a new folder on your system. I am going to create the folder right under my C drive and I am going to name it phpincludes, and then I will paste the ZendFramework folder into place. Now if you don't have access to the exercise files, you can download the Zend Framework from this web page: framework.zend.com/download. On this page, I will click on the Latest Zend Framework Releases link and then this is the link that I downloaded from, Zend Framework Minimal Package.

There are a number of different links here, including the full package, the minimal package which I am using, and the Zend framework documentation. Extract the file that you download, copy the file to the appropriate place, and then name your folder the same as I have named mine, ZendFramework. The next step is to configure your PHP environment to use the Zend framework. If you are working on Windows with WampServer, go to the system tray icon for WampServer, then go to PHP and then load the file php.ini.

It will open in a text editor, such as Notepad. If you are working on Mac with MAMP, here is how you can find out which php.ini file you are using. Go back to Dreamweaver and then create a file called phpinfo.php, where the code is very simple. It just has the simple phpinfo command. Run the page on the server through Live View or through an external browser and then take a look in the resulting output at the loaded configuration file.

This will tell you exactly which copy of php.ini your PHP server is using, and then once again open it in any text editor. Now let's return to the php.ini file. Look for a setting called include_path. I'll press Ctrl+F - I am working in Notepad - and I will type include_path. If you are working on Mac in a text editor, press Command+F and then do the same thing. The first include_path you will find isn't the one you are looking for; it's in a comment section.

So search again and this time you should find your way to the include_path settings. There are two, one for UNIX and one for Windows. If you are working on Windows, uncomment the include_path setting, and delete the C:\php\includes, leave the dot semicolon, and then include your ZendFramework folder like this, C:\ phpincludes\ZendFramework\library.

You'll point to the library folder, and then in your PHP pages, you will explicitly include files from the ZendFramework, starting with the folder Zend and then walking down to the file you want to include. I will save that change. If you are working on Mac with MAMP, it will look like this. I have a copy of the Mac version of this file in this folder, so I'll open it in Dreamweaver. Once again, I will search for include_ path and in the MAMP version, you will see that the include_path is already uncommented, and all you need to do is point it to the appropriate folder.

You should keep the setting that's in there - don't delete it - but on UNIX you separate the directories from each other with the colon character, not the semicolon. And then after you have made all of the changes to your php.ini files, you'll need to restart your server. For Windows, I will go to the WAMP Server Admin menu, and I'll choose Restart All Services. If you are working with MAMP, go to the MAMP application and once again restart your servers. So configuring Zend Framework is as simple as copying the ZendFramework file somewhere on your hard disk, and then changing the include_path in your PHP ini file.

Once you follow those steps, you are ready to start using the Zend Framework, and in the following video I will show you how to set up site-specific code hinting, so you can easily use the framework's classes.

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Dreamweaver with PHP and MySQL

61 video lessons · 37028 viewers

David Gassner
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  1. 8m 48s
    1. Welcome
      1m 25s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      2m 17s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 40s
    4. Understanding the differences between Dreamweaver CS5.5 and CS6
      3m 26s
  2. 19m 31s
    1. Understanding static vs. dynamic web pages
      4m 32s
    2. Selecting application and database servers
      6m 10s
    3. Introducing Apache, MySQL, and PHP
      6m 36s
    4. Installing Apache, MySQL, and PHP
      2m 13s
  3. 39m 34s
    1. Defining a Dreamweaver site
      3m 22s
    2. Configuring a PHP testing server
      7m 48s
    3. Creating and testing a PHP-based web page
      8m 25s
    4. Adding PHP commands with the Insert panel
      3m 14s
    5. Setting and outputting simple variables
      3m 56s
    6. Testing pages with Live view and Live Code view
      2m 9s
    7. Using server-side includes
      7m 50s
    8. Navigating included pages with the Code Navigator
      2m 50s
  4. 36m 37s
    1. Using code hinting with PHP variables
      5m 31s
    2. Understanding PHP custom classes
      6m 38s
    3. Adding Zend Framework to PHP on Windows
      5m 18s
    4. Adding Zend Framework to PHP on Mac
      4m 2s
    5. Using the Site-Specific Code Hints feature
      3m 43s
    6. Using Zend Framework classes with code hints
      7m 26s
    7. Managing reusable code with the Snippets panel
      3m 59s
  5. 18m 27s
    1. Understanding relational databases
      5m 26s
    2. Creating a MySQL database in phpMyAdmin
      4m 41s
    3. Adding data in phpMyAdmin
      2m 46s
    4. Importing a completed database from a script
      5m 34s
  6. 39m 35s
    1. Defining a Dreamweaver database connection
      5m 27s
    2. Building a simple recordset
      4m 31s
    3. Building an advanced recordset
      5m 1s
    4. Displaying data with repeating regions
      6m 4s
    5. Displaying data in a dynamic table
      4m 15s
    6. Formatting dynamic data
      4m 54s
    7. Displaying the total number of records
      2m 4s
    8. Limiting records with paging controls
      4m 5s
    9. Creating conditional regions
      3m 14s
  7. 43m 12s
    1. Building a simple data entry form
      5m 27s
    2. Handling form submissions with PHP
      5m 12s
    3. Creating a customer email form
      3m 9s
    4. Validating form controls with Spry
      7m 54s
    5. Populating a list control with dynamic data
      4m 50s
    6. Working with multiple checkbox controls
      8m 5s
    7. Sending email with Zend_Mail
      8m 35s
  8. 50m 51s
    1. Using data wizards
      6m 20s
    2. Formatting dates for SQL
      5m 27s
    3. Creating a custom data entry form
      4m 50s
    4. Preparing a database table for server behaviors
      3m 3s
    5. Using the Insert Record server behavior
      5m 42s
    6. Preparing an update form
      7m 6s
    7. Using the Update Form behavior
      5m 46s
    8. Creating list page links to edit and update data
      7m 3s
    9. Using the Delete Record server behavior
      5m 34s
  9. 14m 45s
    1. Creating a login form with a PHP server behavior
      6m 29s
    2. Protecting page access with PHP server behaviors
      4m 17s
    3. Logging out with a PHP server behavior
      3m 59s
  10. 22m 50s
    1. Configuring a remote server with FTP credentials
      4m 42s
    2. Synchronizing site assets with the remote server
      5m 27s
    3. Exporting the MySQL database to a script
      3m 8s
    4. Importing the MySQL database on a remote server
      2m 24s
    5. Configuring the site for the remote database
      7m 9s
  11. 52s
    1. Final thoughts
      52s

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