Working with Zend_Form

Rob Allen (19.May.2010 at 10:15)
Talk at TEKĀ·X (English - US)

Rating: 5 of 5

Zend_Form is a powerful component than can simplify form handling within your web application. Find out in this session how to make Zend_Form render and validate your form elements and ease the pain of forms on web pages.

We will look at configuration, data filters & validation and error handling. One particularly tricky area is the use of the decorator pattern to control the generated HTML when rendering the form. This session will therefore also take a detailed look at this especially powerful functionality and show how to ensure that your forms are rendered as desired.

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Rating: 4 of 5

19.May.2010 at 11:10 by Seth May (26 comments)

Very knowledgeable. Good answers to some complex questions as well. Personally, I think I'll keep to using Zend_Form for my backend setup and validation and continue to handle manual rendering in my views.

Rating: 5 of 5

19.May.2010 at 11:17 by Joel Clermont (45 comments)

Thanks for the discussion. I feel like I finally understand how everything is supposed to work. I'm going to dig into it again.

I also found this post that talks about using Zend_Form outside of MVC: http://www.tibobeijen.nl/blog/2009/12/07/using-zend_form-without-zend-framework-mvc/

Rating: 5 of 5

19.May.2010 at 11:21 by Jason Austin (19 comments)

As always, great job. I found the translation approach to customized error messages interesting and innovative. Never thought of doing it that way before...

Rating: 4 of 5

19.May.2010 at 11:30 by Andrew Elliott (2 comments)

good background setup and examples; While it wasn't always clear which classes methods were being invoked upon, it was presumed they were either on objects of type element or form

Rating: 5 of 5

19.May.2010 at 11:56 by Adam Culp (95 comments)

Nice job. Good coverage of the subject and very informative.

Rating: 5 of 5

19.May.2010 at 12:00 by Jeremy Brown (37 comments)

Clear, concise presentation on the basics of Zend_Form. Having struggled with some parts of Zend_Form for awhile (mainly the decorators) it was nice to receive confirmation am doing most things correctly and the few little tips/tricks picked up should be great help. Would love to see a 3-hour tutorial on Zend_Form next time :-)!

Rating: 5 of 5

19.May.2010 at 12:01 by Chance Garcia (7 comments)

Thank you for the talk. I finally understand decorators and all it took was one statement with the visuals you used. Knowing that order of how the decorators are set is important was the keystone I was missing from understanding form decorators. I hope that the slides will be available later this year since I understand you have other talks to give this year.

Rating: 4 of 5

19.May.2010 at 17:33 by Lorna Mitchell (70 comments)

I enjoyed this talk, would have loved more information or maybe a diagram about how the ordering needs to work or what happens when you get that order wrong. I learned a lot especially in the questions section

Rating: 4 of 5

20.May.2010 at 08:42 by James Bush (25 comments)

Very interesting, but I was unclear how to get started using Zend_Form until someone asked near the end.

Rating: 4 of 5

22.May.2010 at 11:16 by Joey Trapp (17 comments)

Zend Form is a somewhat complex concept that has its benefits and downfalls. Rob did a great job at explaining why its benefits out weight the bad.

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