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Choosing the right framework for me... HELP


ChaosKnight

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Okay, so I am very used to PHP, have been using it for about 6 years... In those 6 years I also have about  a years experience in Ruby on Rails and I loved the way that it worked, so neat and secure, all the code has it's place and the best of all - fully object oriented  :o! that was great but then the mishap with Twitter happened and I got scared to use Rails, so I got back on the PHP wagon  ;D, but I still have the desire to use a framework (it's just so much better!)... I started looking at the different frameworks in PHP and saw that there is an awful lot! I don't know which one to choose, I thought about CakePHP, but then I heard the Zend is much more stable and easier to use, I also heard a lot of good things about CodeIgniter and Symfony...

 

Can anyone please assist and tell me their experiences with some of the different frameworks?

 

I'm on a shared host that uses IIS, and still has only PHP 4.3.2 and MySQL 3.52, but they offer good services so I decided to stay with them until I find very good reason to go elsewhere...

 

I mainly work on a tourism site that has a lot, and I mean a lot of content, so I need something very stable and trustworthy...

 

Any advice?

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ZF requires minimum 5.2.4. And like premiso said use either CodeIgniter or CakePHP, if you however have a good working knowledge on OO patterns and principles I would advice to use ZF and switch hosts (or upgrade).

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I'll have to try out both CakePHP and CodeIgniter then and see which I prefer... CodeIgniter attracts my attention seeing that it executes much faster than Cake, but then again I love the rigidness that CakePHP offers... Also, CakePHP reminds me about my Rails days (loved 'em)... But thanks for your help, will first try out CodeIgniter...

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I'll have to try out both CakePHP and CodeIgniter then and see which I prefer... CodeIgniter attracts my attention seeing that it executes much faster than Cake, but then again I love the rigidness that CakePHP offers... Also, CakePHP reminds me about my Rails days (loved 'em)... But thanks for your help, will first try out CodeIgniter...

 

The reason I encouraged CodeIgniter is that it provides prefab classes like Cart

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So it's like a framework with it's own library of pre-written goodness? Would you say that the classes that are pre-written is good enough for immediate use, or does it requre a lot of hacks before it's "safe" enough to use?

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hello,

 

You did not mention Smarty, but just in case you do consider itr .. don't. I am locked into a situation where it has to be used and I can tell you that it is "garbage" IMHO ..

 

Frank

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Hello,

 

You did not mention Smarty, but just in case you do consider itr .. don't. I am locked into a situation where it has to be used and I can tell you that it is "garbage" IMHO ..

 

Frank

 

Smarty is not "garbage", you just need to understand it's non-OO plugin-system. That said though I dont use Smarty anymore.

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Qcubed is one very good and handy php framework: it uses event-driven approach and you don`t have to write Ajax.

 

Check out the examples: http://examples.qcu.be/

5. Basic AJAX in QForms - A look at how to AJAX-enable your QForms

 

7. Paginated Controls -

    * * Enabling AJAX on the QDataGrid

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