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553 views

Should you use PHP to render the html page or use javascript frameworks? Server-side page rendering or client-side page rendering? [closed]

This may be a inappropriate question, but I'm really need help demystifying this. Suppose we want to create web application like reddit or Gmail. The way I understood it from my research is that ...
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1answer
74 views

What concrete steps can I take to assess PHP framework(s) without having to go to the extent of getting to know each framework in intimate detail?

This question is about what methodology to follow when evaluating one or more PHP frameworks to see which one would suit the needs of my project best. In other words, given the time pressures that ...
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0answers
70 views

How should I connect to my php framework to use methods written in the framework, in a framework agnostic environment?

My company runs 2 websites, a public facing website for clients, and an employee intranet. The intranet is used as a backend for employees to edit and maintain various parts of the public website. ...
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5answers
617 views

Is PHP actually a web framework? [closed]

I was reading an article/interview (Language War: PHP vs. Ruby (by Jeffrey Way; Mar 2011)) by a developer for Envato using Ruby. He says, "PHP is a web framework disguised as a language." He didn't ...
2
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1answer
490 views

Migrating Web based projects from Java to PHP

At our work place after hours of coding, testing and QA we have successfully added a couple of software tools in our product line. We specialize in web based software solutions so in order to tap on ...
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1answer
8k views

PHP Framework for RESTful Web Service [closed]

I have been going round in circles with this question for days - which is the best PHP framework to use to create a RESTful Web service? I've trawled the web for info and have come across three main ...
2
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3answers
180 views

Where should “display functions” live in an MVC web app?

I'm using the Yii Framework which is an MVC php framework that is pretty similar to your standard web-based MVC framework. I want to display the related data from a many-to-many table as a list of ...
3
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1answer
1k views

Moving from PHP to Python - framework considerations

As a long time PHP developer, I am now starting to explore the Python world. I have narrowed the choice of framework down to Django and Pyramid, probably no big surprise there. I have played a bit ...
3
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2answers
273 views

Why is Twitto not secure?

I've come across Twitto, which basically is a web framework that fits in a tweet. It is so short that I can post the code here : require __DIR__.'/c.php'; if (!is_callable($c = @$_GET['c'] ?: ...
1
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4answers
338 views

Would it make more sense to use a framework to build an commerce site, or build it from the ground up?

Keep in mind, I know PHP as I learned it for this specific project. Also, I thought about just using magento, but as I went through it, I realized I would have to learn their framework. I am very ...
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1answer
3k views

With PHP frameworks, why is the “route” concept used?

The reason I ask this is because isn't a PHP script a route? For example, if you have an article.php then your route is simply http://mysite.com/article.php. Why further abstract away the concept of ...
2
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1answer
800 views

What does Symfony Framework offer that Zend Framework does not?

I have professionally working with Zend Framework for about a year. No major complaints. With some modifications, it has done a good job. I'm beginning to work on a side project where I want to ...
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3answers
919 views

PHP and Ruby: how to leverage both? and, is it worth it?

As you might have noticed from the title, this is not a "PHP or Ruby", or a "PHP vs. Ruby" question. This is a question on how to leverage PHP + Ruby in the same business. I myself am a PHP ...