In 2005 we had great discount from Zend for the PHP4 exam voucher, guide and practice book, This year, couple of months ago we at JoPHP (Jordan PHP Users Group) for PHP5 Exam festival, we had plan to do one week exam preparation session and then twenty five of us was motivated to take the exam.
Many things slowed down the plan and killed the motive and I guess you are safe to put it on me and blame me for that; Hope we will be able to prepare for another event later in 2007.
But anyway we always have B plan and here is the deal
I just came back from the test centre; The exam was really great and joy to take, all topics were equally covered but if you are planning to book then I’d suggest not to make a general read but read in details about everything even stuff you aren’t likely to use or you are not used to use in your daily dose of code.
Lots of questions were PHP5 only or PHP4/5 differences and some other questions were like if suddenly someone open the door and shout HEY, WHAT’S YOUR NAME and then you panic and forget your name! and actually I felt like if someone going to pop up from the screen and shout; especially because I felt guilty for not remembering the answer.
In conclusion the exam is nothing scary but you still need to read in details about every topic in the list.
The Zend Framework community has released another preview release adding new components into the core, increasing the number of nascent incubator components, and now providing the manual in 10 languages. Along with the 0.1.4 release comes a new end-user community wiki, development wiki, issue tracker, changeset browser, and other infrastructure changes to help the community track the progress and be involved in the project.
A special ?Thanks? goes out to all contributors for both the release and working through the infrastructure changes for the working project. We received a great number of contributions for code, documentation, translations, testing, feedback and help migrating from our old systems to the new.
Anice piece of text by Nicholas Chase on IBMDeveloperWorks on the other hand it’s disappointing piece of text because it’s good but incomplete, waiting for the part two.
IBM/DeveloperWorks We programmers are a paradoxically lazy lot. By that, I mean that we will spend hours, even days, creating something that allows us to complete a task in 30 seconds instead of five minutes. So perhaps the creation of the Zend Framework isn’t much of a surprise. You mean you haven’t heard of the Zend Framework? Don’t worry — you will. This article gives you a high-level view of the Zend Framework, explaining its general concepts and preparing you for the rest of this “Understanding the Zend Framework” series, which goes into the details by chronicling the creation of a new online RSS/Atom feed reader. We won’t do much coding in this article, but for the rest of the series, you should be familiar with PHP.