[nycphp-talk] Frameworks - Which best fits my development style?

Paul M Jones pmjones88 at
Wed Aug 22 17:36:59 EDT 2007

On Aug 22, 2007, at 11:53 AM, Ben Sgro ((ProjectSkyLine)) wrote:

> Hello all,
> I know there has been a ton of discussion about frameworks.
> I use smarty templates for all my HTML.  My php is 5w/OOP. I have  
> many libraries from everything
> from database access, sitemap creation, html (textboxes, drop  
> downs), simple ajax, error logging,
> session handling, (all created by myself) and I use PEAR SOMETIMES  
> as to not reinvent the wheel
> for a single project.
> I guess I don't see the compelling reason to switch to a framework.

(Full disclosure: I am the author of the Solar framework for PHP.)

Not to be flippant, but it looks like you have built a framework of  
your own already.

I am not surprised that you don't see a compelling reason to use  
something else.  You have a familia way-of-working in tools and  
techniques, and you don't want to change those to suit someone else's  
way-of-working (which is perfectly fair).

To be clear, you won't be switching from "no-framework" to another  
one, but from "your-framework" to another one.  Changing to another  
framework (one written by someone else) will require you to change  
your approach and habits, and that sucks; just ask Laura Thomson.


I know that doesn't help much. :-/


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