I had been in need of a class to read config data into both the
PHP-GTK OSInet back-office front end, and the back-office client UI
for the Drupal 5.x
offload module, and hesitated
between various solutions, ranging from roll-our-own to the various
frameworks out there and the existing PEAR packages.
Since Zend Framework appears to be well on its way to becoming a standard for professional PHP developers, I figured I'd give it a spin :