Juozas Kaziukėnas discusses the future of PHP frameworks

June 29, 2011

Zend Framework

My friend Juozas “Joe” Kaziukėnas recently penned a blog post titled “The new era of PHP frameworks” in which he talks about PHP frameworks. He talks briefly about where frameworks started, and why they are important. Moving forward, he talks about the next generation of frameworks, and about some of his likes and dislikes.

Here, let me give you a quick example.

I’m not entirely sure that I like growing list of features directly ported from Java environment. Java works differently (and requires 1GB of RAM) so even DiC is tricky in PHP. We’ll see where it gets us, but so far I’m a bit worried because I know that PHP likes light systems rather than complicate objects’ graphs. As much as cool those patterns sound, they can create more problems then solve.

Joe goes discusses Zend Framework, symfony, and Lithium. His bias towards symfony is obvious, but not distracting to the overall message of the post.

If you are interested in what is going on in the PHP framework space and not just a single framework, this is a great post to read. Make sure you leave a comment after reading though. Let Joe know you agree or disagree with his conclusions. (Or just ask him how he pronounces his last name)

About Cal Evans

Many moons ago, at the tender age of 14, Cal touched his first computer. (We're using the term "computer" loosely here, it was a TRS-80 Model 1) Since then his life has never been the same. He graduated from TRS-80s to Commodores and eventually to IBM PC's. For the past 10 years Cal has worked with PHP and MySQL on Linux OSX, and when necessary, Windows. He has built on a variety of projects ranging in size from simple web pages to multi-million dollar web applications. When not banging his head on his monitor, attempting a blood sacrifice to get a particular piece of code working, he enjoys building and managing development teams using his widely imitated but never patented management style of "management by wandering around". Cal is happily married to wife 1.31, the lovely and talented Kathy. Together they have 2 kids who were both bright enough not to pursue a career in IT. Cal blogs at http://blog.calevans.com and is the founder and host of Nomad PHP

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One Response to “Juozas Kaziukėnas discusses the future of PHP frameworks”

  1. codeape Says:

    I’ve been developing PHP sites for a few years now (basic database driven sites inserting/updating and displaying data in MySQL databases) and I think it’s time I speeded up my development and made it easier to maintain (as some of my projects have got out of hand!).

    There’s just so many frameworks around and communities around them – do I just choose one and dive in or is there a good comparison site anywhere?

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