Refresh Cambridge October: PHP Frameworks
Another month, another Refresh Cambridge evening, which this month was all about PHP frameworks.
I kicked off with an explanation of MVC and looked at the positive and negative aspects of the most popular frameworks, before diving into a lengthy demonstration of using CodeIgniter to build a simple ‘latest news’ page. My slides are on SlideShare if anyone’s interested, although obviously there’s no interactive demo available there!
Simon Jones of Studio 24 followed with a closer look at the Zend Framework, which looks both a lot more complicated and more feature-ful than CI. I don’t think I’ll be switching, but it would be interesting to see how easy it was to drop in elements of Zend to a CI app—hopefully it would just work, which would be cool.
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