Top 10+ Books about Zend Framework 2

Currently, I have been working on my new programming book “Using Zend Framework 2“. To have a better understanding of competing authors and their books, and to be able to better position my own book on the market, I decided to write this small overview.

Below, is the list of the books dedicated to creating web sites with Zend Framework 2 that I was able to find on the Internet. I briefly looked at each one and here I provide my personal opinion on their advantages. If you know other books on Zend Framework 2, please add a comment at the bottom of this page.

Books in English

Using Zend Framework 2 by Oleg Krivtsov

Using Zend Framework 2 Book

Released: September 2013 | Page count: 293 | Price: $10.95+ | Formats: PDF/EPUB/Kindle

This book is positioned as a book that is easy to read and understand for beginner web developers.

This book is about programming with Zend Framework 2 and closely related libraries, like Twitter Bootstrap, jQuery, Doctrine ORM and others.

You can preview and purchase the book on Leanpub:

Specially for all readers of my blog, I provide a discount to my book. Enter the following coupon code BLOG10 to obtain the book at a lower cost. You can buy the book with the discount by this link:

4841OS_CovZend Framework 2 Cookbook by Josephus Callaars

Released: December 2013 | Page count: 340 | Price: eBook (£16.14), a printed version available

A useful guide for PHP developers wanting to broaden their horizons

The author of this book is a web developer and a Zend Certified Engineer.

You can buy this book at this page:

You can preview and buy this book on Amazon:

61niZ2UbUtL._SX258_PJlook-inside-v2,TopRight,1,0_SH20_BO1,204,203,200_Zend Framework 2 Application Development by Christopher Valles

Released: October 2013 | Page count: 298 | Price: eBook ($22.94 ), a printed version available

Learn by doing; create a social network from design to deployment

The author of this book knows more than 16 programming languages, he is also an Apple Certified Support Professional and Apple Certified Technical Coordinator.

You can get this book by the following link:

4128OSInstant Zend Framework 2.0 by A N M Mahabubul Hasan

Released: August 2013 | Page count: 52 | Price: $11.04 (eBook), printed version available

Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results

The author of this book is a Zend Certified Engineer.

You can get the book here:

Web Development with Zend Framework 2 by Michael Romer931d33d7af03f75a2413e1772aa951ba

Released: November 2012 | Page count: 452+ | Price: $12.0+ (eBook)

“Web Development with Zend Framework 2” is the translation of the bestselling German book “Webentwicklung mit Zend Framework 2”.

This book was developed by using the lean publishing process (I use the same for my own book).

I even purchased this book and read it. At the moment of writing this post, this book has 942 readers on Leanpub. This is rather impressive.

You can preview and purchase this book at Leanpub:

You can also buy this book at Amazon:


Zend Framework 2.0 by Example: Beginner’s Guide by Krishna Shasankar V

Released: July 2013 | Page count: 225+ | Price: $25.49 (eBook), printed version available

This book is positioned as a good starting point for learning ZF2. So, if you are a beginner in PHP and Zend Framework programming, you may be interested in looking through this book.

Learn about Zend Framework components and use them for functions such as searching, image processing, and payment gateway integrations

You can preview and buy the book by this link:

The author, Khrishna Shashankar V, is a web developer, a Zend Certified Engineer in PHP 5 and Zend Framework. He manages his personal blog here:

A review of this book (written by Jurian Sluiman) is available here:

41dIep+n0CL._SY344_PJlook-inside-v2,TopRight,1,0_SH20_BO1,204,203,200_Learn ZF2: Learning By Example by Slavey Karadzhov

Printed version only

 The chapters in this book will lead you through the different components and in the process together with the author you will build a complete application.

This book is available by this link:

Author’s blog:

Books in German


Zend Framework 2 by Ralf Eggert

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Webentwicklung mit Zend Framework 2 by Michael Romerlarge

This book is a German version of Michael Romer’s book “Web Development with Zend Framework 2”.

You can get this book from here:

Books in French


Au coeur de Zend Framework 2 (French Edition) by Vincent Blanchon

This is a book about Zend Framework 2 for French-speaking readers.

You can obtain this book by this link:

More about the book and its author:

51bfqGdWFUL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_Books in Russian

Zend Framework 2.0 by Example Beginner’s Guide / Zend Framework 2.0 razrabotka veb-prilozheniy (In Russian) by Krishna Schasankar

Released: January 2014 | Paper version only

This is the translation of the English book to Russian.

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I am a software developer currently living in Tomsk, Russia. I received a PhD degree in Computer Science from Tomsk Polytechnic University in 2010. I have been professionally developing C/C++ and PHP software since 2005. I like contributing to open-source and writing programming articles for popular web resources, like CodeProject. Besides writing, I love skiing and watching Formula-1.

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