I wanted to write a set of functions available to me from the view to do some repetative tasks, such as converting a number to a set monetary format. It was obvious to me that I needed to write a custom view helper, but I had some small problems along the way that are worth mentioning.
On our latest site, we are splitting the actual website into 3 different applications. Although some will be screaming “use Zend’s module feature!”, there is a good reason why we want to do this. Mainly, it’s because, the actually front-end advertising website will be hosted on a different domain to the actual content-rich back-end.