I'm learning Zend by curling up with my laptop and "Practical Web 2.0 Applications with PHP", which I understand is actually a pretty good intro to Zend.
It's based on ZF 1.02, however, and I suppose times have changed. The author, Quentin Zervaas, has us start out by writing an index.php which initializes some stuff, creates a controller, and does some dispatching.
Now, however, when I build my framework app framework with the new ZF.sh/bat, I get a public/index.php that does very little, except it does create a Zend Application, then call the bootstrap method on it.
I guess I'm confused about the relationship between the old way & new way. Does the new bootstrap just handle most of that stuff that was handled in the index.php file before? Would the style/approach of the rest of the application be pretty similar to what it was in ZF 1.02, or has the entire structure/theory changed so much?
Kind of vague, I know, but I'm trying to wrap my head around it, and figure out if it's worth going through the rest of this book, or just stick to the ZF "Quick Start"?
Thanks for any feedback,