For 2023 - we are now fully retired from IT training.
We have made many, many friends over 25 years of teaching about Python, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, Java, C and C++ - and MySQL, Linux and Solaris/SunOS too. Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own risk.
Lisa and I (Graham) now live in what was our training centre in Melksham - happy to meet with former delegates here - but do check ahead before coming round. We are far from inactive - rather, enjoying the times that we are retired but still healthy enough in mind and body to be active!
I am also active in many other area and still look after a lot of web sites - you can find an index ((here))
Zend / layout of MVC and other files in an example application (PHP)
Under the Zend Framework, all URLs get mapped to mvc.php
which in turn acts as the router. There are separate directories / folders for code in each of the
and a wide variety of configuration files and libraries used too.
Here's a diagram showing the layout of the various files and folders within an example application that I'll be using this week - things may vary on your own applications (and with the shift from level 1 to level 2 in the framework), but the diagram is still a useful overview.
The diagram is available larger in the archived version of this article - click [here]
Summary of some major locations:
a) The Web application home directory
b) Model, view, Controller code
c) Configuration for the webapp
And general stuff:
c) Web server configuration
d) Other client libraries to contact back end services
/usr/share/php (written 2012-12-16, updated 2012-12-22)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesH302 - PHP - MVC, 4 layer model and templating 
Kiss and Book - (2008-05-07) 
Larger applications in PHP - (2008-07-22) 
Diagrams to show you how - Tomcat, Java, PHP - (2008-08-22) 
Application design in PHP - multiple step processes - (2009-05-11) 
Improving the structure of your early PHP programs - (2009-05-25) 
Adding a newsfeed for your users to a multipage PHP application - (2009-06-06) 
Your PHP website - how to factor and refactor to reduce growing pains - (2011-09-24) 
Separating program and artwork in PHP - easier maintainance, and better for the user - (2011-12-05) 
MVC and Frameworks - a lesson from first principles in PHP - (2013-04-19) 
Teaching CodeIgniter - MVC and PHP - (2013-06-12) 
PHP training - refreshed modern course, backed up by years of practical experience - (2014-11-16)
Some other Articles
Picture - between Lacock and MelkshamTesting code coverage (have I tested everything?) in PHPTesting classes for your PHP website with PHPUnitThe week before ChristmasZend / layout of MVC and other files in an example application (PHP)Building up from a small PHP setup to an enterprise one Lesson 1 in programing - write clean, reuseable and maintainable tidy codeObjects in PHP - Revision PHP revision ... by example. Christmas Bus Schedule for Melksham - First Bus
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