Splitting from the main Gx thread. Seemed like a big subject unto
When the thought of using an existing framework was tossed out a few
weeks back, I wondered how seriously is this option being considered.
If thoughts on this subject have already been discussed in IRC or in
the thread, I may have missed them, sorry.
Could folks share their thoughts on this subject here?
Seems like making the choice to use a framework could free up
developer cycles and provide more focus on Gx feature development. On
the other hand, the Gallery framework is pretty damned powerful,
tested, and known by the team. Thoughts? What are your attachments/
interests in using Gallery 2, existing PHP Frameworks, or something
else as a foundation?
Here's what I've read/heard recently about about CodeIgniter and Zend
CodeIgniter seems to now be known as providing significantly better
performance than the rest of the frameworks. This is in part due to
Rasmus' recent talk on PHP Frameworks. Other than performance, I
don't know much else about the merits of CodeIgniter.
I've worked a bit with the Zend Framework in recent months. It's been
dinged for increasingly poor performance in recent releases. The next
major release promises to focus heavily on performance improvements.
Their roadmap states that v2.0 will heavily leverage improvements in
PHP 5.3. ZF has support for unit testing (to some degree), dojo
integration (should be able to substitute YUI or other), a nice ACL
component, and Zend_Tool promises to offer all sorts of command line
Seems to me that ZF has really increased project momentum over the
past year. Their partnership with Adobe to simplify interactions
between Flex and ZF apps might be of some interest when discussing RIA
interfaces/features in Gx like drag and drop, etc.
All of this is fine and well, but ZF 2.0 won't be released until well
into next year.
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