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Zend Framework


Now you can access the Zend Framework component library within Laravel. It is an MVC framework itself, but also contains a vast library of tools you may find useful within your application.

From Zend's website

"Extending the art & spirit of PHP, Zend Framework is based on simplicity, object-oriented best practices, corporate friendly licensing, and a rigorously tested agile codebase. Zend Framework is focused on building more secure, reliable, and modern Web 2.0 applications & web services, and consuming widely available APIs from leading vendors like Google, Amazon, Yahoo!, Flickr, as well as API providers and cataloguers like StrikeIron and ProgrammableWeb."


Installable via the Artisan CLI:

    php artisan bundle:install zendframework

Auto-load the bundle in bundles.php:

    return array(
            'zend' => array( 'auto' => true),


All unnecessary "require_once()" and "include_once()" calls are commented out and Zend's built-in autoloader is used in accordance with Zend's performance guidelines.


You can install this bundle by running the following CLI command:

php artisan bundle:install zendframework

Alternatively you can download it directly from GitHub:


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