Getting out of the way – requirement #1 of the ideal framework

The framework that manages best, manages least"  or something like that. Even in the original it didn't necessarily mean the least amount of government, but that because of the structure, less intervention was required. This doesn't directly boil down to simplicity,  but simplicity is the easiest way to reduce management overhead.  That's why things like … Continue reading Getting out of the way – requirement #1 of the ideal framework

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Framework fetish and rants on SolarPHP, Django, and Python

I've been looking at more frameworks -- I know, it's a problem. Including an in depth look at Joomla and a peek at SolarPHP, including a look at YAWP, Savant, PDO.I'm not going to use Solar, but a day spent looking at it is a day wasted. A quick criticism: It's too "magical", requires too … Continue reading Framework fetish and rants on SolarPHP, Django, and Python

PHP remedial basics

Every few months it seems I'm doing some remedial research. I often take pages of notes and do hours of evaluation only to forget it. Luckily my webserver is up and running, php is installed (the last time I went through this was with magickwand -- which I still haven't used yet to create a … Continue reading PHP remedial basics