On 21 July 2011 23:56, Shawn McKenzie <nos...@mckenzies.net> wrote: > On 07/21/2011 03:59 PM, Chris Stinemetz wrote: >> Hello all, >> >> I am thinking about venturing into PHP frameworks, but I would like to >> get advice on what the correct selection would be for someone that is >> about intermediate in PHP knowledge. >> >> Thank you, > > So, with your post you will probably get one or more replies suggesting > every one of the popular frameworks and then several that suggest some > lesser known ones. > > I think Zend looks great, but for many people (including me) it is > overly complex and cumbersome. It is a very professional and > standardised class library, but has no "glue" to put it all together for > you. Also, it takes OOP to the extreme (for PHP anyway). Everything has > abstract classes, interfaces and the like. > > CI is good from a lightweight, gives you something to build on perspective. > > I however prefer CakePHP. Its been around for a while, it can > automatically build an app from just a well designed database and > doesn't require configuration files in XML, YAML or what have you. The > documentation is OK and could be much better. > > It really depends on what you want out of the framework. I would > suggest going through the CakePHP and CI tutorials and seeing which one > seems like a good fit for you.
I use a combination of Zend Framework (Soap and Config), PEAR (for Console_CommandLine) and my own code developed along the lines of Zend Framework. I think the "What framework is best" question can be partially answered by asking which framework allow you the greatest degree of flexibility. I don't have to use any part of Zend that I don't want. Same with PEAR. Having said that, none of these frameworks will write your app for you. Others may, based upon various rules or file structures. -- Richard Quadling Twitter : EE : Zend : PHPDoc @RQuadling : e-e.com/M_248814.html : bit.ly/9O8vFY : bit.ly/lFnVea -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php