First spend time working with straight up PHP, writing your own stuff, throwing it away, and writing it again. What you'll learn that way is immeasurable.

Then pick a framework (Cake, Drupal, Symfony, Zend, PEAR, whatever) and learn it, maybe two. Try working with it and extending it.

Then do the bulk of your serious work with that framework, having had enough experience to understand what it's doing and why.

The timeframe for that process will vary widely from a few months to a few years depending on how quickly you pick stuff up and how much time you have, but that's going to get you the best education and productivity.

--Larry Garfield

On 6/3/10 12:51 PM, Shreyas wrote:

Just quite could not stop taking your inputs before I start my learning
curve to shape up.

Should I use one of these frameworks or just *K*eep *I*t *S*imple and *S*tupid
and learn it the traditional way? Thoughts?

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