Tag Archives: RAD

Google Static Maps Zend View Helper

From time to time I’ve needed to add static Google maps to my website. The reason to use static maps may vary from accessibility concerns to usage on mobile devices that don’t support JavaScript. Since I’m a lazy programmer I like to create re-usable objects so that I don’t have to rewrite the code over [...]

Custom Zend DB Table Base Class with Static Finder Methods

I’m putting it out there that I’m a fan of the Active Record Software Design Pattern.  Zend Framework uses a different design pattern for it’s database modelling called the Table Data Gateway Pattern.  In reality both are very good at doing what they’re meant to do, ie, model the tables in a database and return [...]