The "Framework" is Dead, Long live the Framework

Posted 2014-01-13
Category PHP
There have been a few posts over the last few months saying that the age of the framework is dead, and that Composer is the true savior, and other similar messages. This is half-true, but lots of people have been using the word "framework" differently over the years and I wanted to really work out a good definition of what a "framework" was in relation to PHP development, and in relation to these discussions. 

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Is PSR-0 Shortsighted, or are you?

Posted 2013-04-17
Category PHP
One of the fun things about trying to support the PHP-FIG and all the good its doing, is seeing blog posts written complaining about it by people that just don't know what they're talking about. By getting involved in conversations on Reddit, building FAQs and generally trying to build new useful information this can generally be helped. Sadly some blog posts are sent out by people with a whole bunch of odd opinions that you just can't do anything about, so instead I'm going to respond with a play-by-play approach. 

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The Most Important Conversation Ever

Posted 2013-01-20
Category PHP
The world today has a lot of hot topics that need to be discussed. Washington needs to get together to help sort out the debt-ceiling to stop the US economy going down the drain, but the Democrats and the Republicans just cannot even vaguely get the conversation going because they are happy to just oppose each other until the end of time. Gun control is another hot topic, and I'm pretty sure the third-world is still struggling with debt and famine. But no, that stuff doesn't come close to the important conversations happening in comment threads of blogs all over the PHP community. Let's discuss what really matters.

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