I posted the following on the PHP newsgroup. Someone recommended code igniter in PHP which looks alot like rails kind of so at least there is a small learning curve, but if anyone has any other recommendations, please let me know: I recently started working at a company and it sounds like I am slated for a new web 2.0 project that will begin in a few weeks in PHP. I have done alot of C++, Perl, and Java as well as Ruby On Rails, which I think Rails is probably what I'd prefer to work in but it doesn't seem to have caught on enough so that many companies still prefer PHP and it's not really up to me what to do it in. Anyway, I saw on the PHP Wiki and in a number of posts that the MVC stuff out there for PHP looks like CakePHP, PRADO and Symfony. I guess Zend has something as well ? I was at the book store and saw a book on Symfony and am tempted to just go down and buy it so I have something to study. I suspect using a framework would make it easier, especially if I have some lead time to study it. Any comments on that ? The two books I currently have is PHP 5 Power Programming and I just bought PHP in a nutshell. I saw that that you can create Flash stuff in PHP, which I was never aware of that. I may also get the PHP cookbook as I have found that this style of book has been usefull to me. Any other book recomendations or thoughts on PHP MVC stuff would be appreciated.
on 2007-03-02 19:24
on 2007-03-02 19:45
> I posted the following on the PHP newsgroup. Someone recommended code > igniter in PHP > which looks alot like rails kind of so at least there is a small > learning curve, but if anyone has any other > recommendations, please let me know: http://www.akelos.org/ have done a rails to php port. A quote from their website "The Akelos Framework is Akelos is a PHP4 and PHP5 port of Ruby on Rails Web Development Framework." No personal experience, but I had a brief chat with the developer once
on 2007-03-02 20:03
The Symfony book is available for free online: http://www.symfony-project.com/book/trunk I prefer to have a hard copy, but at least you can preview it there.