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5answers
593 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 ...
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1answer
421 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 ...
5
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1answer
6k views

PHP Framework for RESTful Web Service

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
169 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
271 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'] ?: ...
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vote
4answers
332 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 ...
9
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1answer
2k 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
734 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
885 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 ...