PHP frameworks are obsolete

PHP frameworks are obsolete; July 18th, 2012

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2 Responses to PHP frameworks are obsolete

  1. Tom B says:

    Attention grabbing headline, but I think his conclusion was really “None of the PHP frameworks are good enough”. I agree with that sentiment entirely. They’re not obsolete, but the state of frameworks in PHP is a bit of a mess.

    That said, the fact that things aren’t integrated into frameworks can be a positive: It does make the framework losely coupled. I can use a consistent set of code irrelevant of framework. I can use memcached with any framework and not have to learn a bespoke API. I’m assuming Play has it’s own API for everything. As a developer, being able to use existing code regardless of framework can be beneficial. Sometimes it is like trying to put a square peg in a round hole, but I’m not sure his argument for including them in the framework itself is really valid as it’s just one more thing to learn: How that particular framework handles each task.

    I do agree though, there are so many frameworks which are essentially clones of other frameworks and offer no real USP. What we need in the PHP world is someone to do for PHP what jQuery did for javascript.

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