Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Symfony's answer...

What does your framework say about you?

I believe a quote from someone else best answers this question...

"Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something."
Robert Heinlein

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Developer for Symfony

I was very happy to learn today that I have been included as a developer for the symfony framework. I was originally just doing some documentation but I began to get invested in the framework and started sending in some patches.

Tomorrow is the big day for the Month long tutorial at I think it is a great idea and it will be a great way to bring new users up to speed quickly.

I have spent the last few months in Java land and symfony has rejuvenated my interest in Php.

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Monday, November 28, 2005

Symfony - Month long tutorial

The Symfony project will be releasing a tutorial that will build a real world application to be released with an open source license upon completion.

While the details of what the application will be have not been released, it will include AJAX functionality, along with social aspects including tagging.

Each day between Dec 1st and Christmas, a daily tutorial will be released describing the development process of the application. This is to help fast track developers with the symfony framework while producing an application that can be used as a proof of concept for server load and scalability.

Check out Askeet! on Dec 1st!

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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Now Zend wants to play

Zend PHP Framework - (zênd p-h-p frãme'wûrk) * A Web application framework which standardizes the way PHP applications are built. The Zend PHP Framework accelerates and improves the development and deployment of mission-critical PHP Web applications. * Extreme Simplicity

PHP Collaboration Project

I remember at last years ApacheCon in Vegas, I spoke with a Zend
representative after he gave a talk on PHP5 features, I asked if Zend
would be developing a web framework for PHP. The response I received
was along the lines of "No. Why would we? We help to develop the
language. Frameworks, if needed, will be provided by others."

I guess they changed their mind.

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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

And the Symfony/Rails war begins....

Nice AJAX Framework for PHPjhowe submitted by jhowe 7 hours 41 minutes ago (via on the best practices of web development, thoroughly tried on several active websites, symfony aims to speed up the creation and maintenance of web applications, and to replace the repetitive coding tasks by power, control and pleasure.

Nice AJAX Framework for PHP

I didn't think it would take long before the Symfony/Ruby on Rails argument would begin.

I really don't think there should be an argument. There is a language for every time and place. If you are more comfortable working with Ruby and you have an environment that supports/allows it, then go for it. If you are a Php programmer and want to make the most of your time, check out Symfony.

If you are bi-lingual then enjoy the best of both worlds!! Be aware though, Symfony is not Rails! While inspired by Rails, it doesn't mimic every aspect of it.

I really believe that this is the Php framework if you want to continue to use the request-based paradigm. If you are an event driven person then check out Prado.

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