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[cfwheels] Re: Closest PHP Equivalent to Wheels Brad Fri Jul 29 19:01:19 2011

Here is a good Comparison of Web application frameworks
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Web_application_frameworks#PHP_2.



On Jul 29, 11:02 am, dcolumbus <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I digress in behalf of us all. Originally I pointed to 3 main features
> that would heavy-handedly point to a proper PHP equivalent. So far in
> my findings between CI and Cake:
>
> 1) Easy Install: Tied
> 2) ORM functions: Cake takes the "cake" on this one.
> 3) Documentation: CI has pretty good docs. And although I've seen
> complaints about the lack of documentation for Cake, it seems they
> have improved.
>
> John is going to help me out with a screencast so I can get right to
> the core of CI. :)
>
> On Jul 29, 10:54 am, Ryan LeTulle <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
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> > @brad
> > impressive set of tutorials, thanks for that link
>
> > @john
> > I agree with you
> > *
>
> > Ryan LeTulle*
>
> > On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 12:41 PM, Ryan LeTulle <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > > I like Code Igniter as well even if I don't personally find it very 
> > > similar
> > > to Wheels or Rails.
> > > *
>
> > > Ryan LeTulle*
>
> > > On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 12:35 PM, Brad <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> > >> I personal like CI in my search for a PHP equivalent. I find that the
> > >> structure and flow are very similar. Here is a great series
> > >> “CodeIgniter From Scratch”
> > >>http://net.tutsplus.com/sessions/codeigniter-from-scratch/
> > >> should you decide to go with CI.  Good luck…
>
> > >> On Jul 28, 11:05 pm, dcolumbus <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > >> > All,
>
> > >> > From what I see, the simplicity and "auto-ness" that Wheels provides,
> > >> > Cake seems to as well. Take a look at this comparison between CI and
> > >> > Cake:
>
> > >> >http://snook.ca/archives/php/codeigniter_vs_cakephp
>
> > >> > Thoughts?
>
> > >> > On Jul 28, 9:25 pm, dcolumbus <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> > >> > > @John,
>
> > >> > > That's extremely gracious of you to offer that. I think I'll take you
> > >> > > up on the screenshare.
>
> > >> > > On Jul 28, 9:16 pm, John C Bland II <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> > >> > > > CI has a great community, docs are awesome, and plenty of details
> > >> online.
>
> > >> > > > Ping me whenever if you hit a snag or want to screenshare a 
> > >> > > > rundown.
> > >> I can show the comparisons/contrasts between the two.
>
> > >> > > > On Jul 28, 2011, at 11:15 PM, dcolumbus wrote:
>
> > >> > > > > @John,
>
> > >> > > > > That's what I need. The transition back and forth should be as
> > >> > > > > painless as possible.
>
> > >> > > > > How well supported is CI?
>
> > >> > > > > On Jul 28, 8:49 pm, John C Bland II <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > >> wrote:
> > >> > > > >> +1 for CI.
>
> > >> > > > >> Because I knew CI, Wheels came easy.
>
> > >> > > > >> On Jul 28, 2011, at 9:20 PM, Chris Peters wrote:
>
> > >> > > > >>> I've heard several times that CodeIgnitor is pretty darn close
> > >> in terms of "how it feels":
> > >> > > > >>>http://codeigniter.com/
>
> > >> > > > >>> On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 10:14 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] <
> > >> [EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > >> > > > >>> cakephp, symphony and if you're really brave... zend
>
> > >> > > > >>> On Jul 28, 10:10 pm, Andrew Myers <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > >> > > > >>>> CakePHP maybe?  http://cakephp.org
>
> > >> > > > >>>> On 29 July 2011 11:24, dcolumbus <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > >> wrote:
>
> > >> > > > >>>>> As I've said many times before, Wheels is the absolute best
> > >> Framework
> > >> > > > >>>>> I've ever used ... sadly thought, it's not always possible to
> > >> develop
> > >> > > > >>>>> in CF.
>
> > >> > > > >>>>> For those times when I have to use PHP, I'm wondering what 
> > >> > > > >>>>> the
> > >> closest
> > >> > > > >>>>> PHP option is.
>
> > >> > > > >>>>> Some of the features I love about Wheels and would love about
> > >> a PHP
> > >> > > > >>>>> alternative are:
>
> > >> > > > >>>>> 1) Easy Install ... just being able to drag the Wheels 
> > >> > > > >>>>> project
> > >> into a
> > >> > > > >>>>> folder is snap. A couple of options later, and you're done!
> > >> > > > >>>>> 2) ORM functions ... The fact that Wheels leverages powerful
> > >> ORM
> > >> > > > >>>>> capabilities means that DB transactions are a snap.
> > >> > > > >>>>> 3) Documentation ... Wheels has some of the best 
> > >> > > > >>>>> documentation
> > >> ever.
>
> > >> > > > >>>>> Thanks guys!
>
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