bostboy — 2011-04-12T14:04:25-04:00 — #1
I am embarking on a project and would like to improve over my last project. I would consider myself an intermediate PHP/MySQL programmer. I understand OOP but don't have a lot of real world experience implementing it from the beginnning. My thought was that it might be good to use something like CodeIgniter as a base and extend from there.
The project is a discussion/bulletin board based project with accumulation of user input date relating to discussions. So heavy database and text.
Starting out I would like to have a good solid OOP foundation from which I can learn some best practices and approaches to problems in setting the framework for a project.
I would really appreciate any input that anyone is willing to give. I did download and fool with CodeIgniter and like it but before I head off down that trail, I want to make sure it is a well lit path.
davemaxwell — 2011-04-12T14:05:51-04:00 — #2
Symfony is another option (we're using 1.4 now, but v2 is out). It's pretty straight forward and there's plenty of documentation for it.
bostboy — 2011-04-12T14:54:38-04:00 — #3
So would that be your recommendation over the others? Why? All of these look like a pretty good time commitment to become proficient enough to really use them effectively so for me, I've pretty much decided this is a good way to go, it's just I only want to do this once so which one should I use. I have really no experience with any of them to speak of and would really appreciate some guidance from someone more experienced than I if that's possible.
davemaxwell — 2011-04-12T15:22:28-04:00 — #4
I've heard good and bad about all of them, so it becomes a matter of personal preference - they all work but in different manners, so it becomes a matter of looking over the sample code to see what makes the most sense to you. I was simply providing you with an additional option.
thepanos — 2011-04-12T15:29:10-04:00 — #5
Why not just use straight PHP?
scallioxtx — 2011-04-12T16:03:16-04:00 — #6
I would read some documentation on all of the frameworks you like and see what (if any) sample video's they have available.
I personally use Yii and like it a lot because it's very lightweight, the documentation is excellent, and is very easy to extend upon / swap components out for your own. However, like Dave says it's mostly a matter of personal preference; no one can decide for you what framework you should use.