The book is really pragmatic, focusing on the key aspects you usually need to create an application. We skip the boring theory and jump straight to the action. Also, the examples don't try to be perfect, they just show the topic in question or the tool/components we are using. Here the focus is on the framework itself not on how to architect applications. The book will spend a lot of time reviewing the examples and each chapter is created around the example used to explain the topics so the example is first, then the explanation. This book is great for you if you are new to Zend Framework 2 and are looking to get a practical approach in how to use the framework. This book will be also really helpful if you are a Zend Framework 1 user but you want to adapt you knowledge to the new version of the framework. It's assumed that you will have good experience using PHP and specially with the Object Oriented programming paradigm.