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
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: https://leanpub.com/using-zend-framework-2
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: https://leanpub.com/using-zend-framework-2/c/BLOG10
Zend 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: http://www.packtpub.com/zend-framework-2-cookbook/book
You can preview and buy this book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Zend-Framework-Cookbook-Josephus-Callaars/dp/1849694842/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389427531&sr=1-5&keywords=zend+framework+2
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: http://www.amazon.com/Zend-Framework-2-Application-Development/dp/1782162100/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_z
Instant 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: http://www.packtpub.com/zend-framework-2-0/book
Web Development with Zend Framework 2 by Michael Romer
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: https://leanpub.com/zendframework2-en
You can also buy this book at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Web-Development-Zend-Framework-2-ebook/dp/B00A9Y4HLU
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: http://www.packtpub.com/zend-framework-2-0-by-example-beginners-guide/book
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: http://www.clickoffline.com/
A review of this book (written by Jurian Sluiman) is available here: https://juriansluiman.nl/article/137/review-of-zend-framework-2-0-by-example
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: http://www.amazon.com/Learn-ZF2-Learning-By-Example/dp/1492372218
Author’s blog: http://learnzf.com/
Books in German
Zend Framework 2 by Ralf Eggert
Get this book from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Zend-Framework-2-Ralf-Eggert/dp/3836226103/ref=la_B0045AZY3O_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389425078&sr=1-2
Webentwicklung mit Zend Framework 2 by Michael Romer
This book is a German version of Michael Romer’s book “Web Development with Zend Framework 2”.
You can get this book from here: https://leanpub.com/zendframework2
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: http://www.amazon.com/Au-coeur-Zend-Framework-French/dp/1471648095/ref=sr_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389425161&sr=1-10&keywords=zend+framework+2
More about the book and its author: http://au-coeur-de-zend-framework-2.fr/
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.
Get this book from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Framework-Example-Beginners-razrabotka-veb-prilozheniy/dp/5496008379/ref=sr_1_11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389425161&sr=1-11&keywords=zend+framework+2