Here’s a quick little rant before I post the link to the long list of frameworks…
Just a few months ago I was looking at frameworks. I had thrown myself in the fire of a PHP project and it’s really something that I’d never done from start to finish.
I thought using a framework would help me out a bit since this was to be my first “start to finish” PHP app. After looking at a few frameworks on really stuck out to me.
I’d been a bit familiar with MVC type frameworks from using Model-Glue in ColdFusion development and after using it in a couple of different projects I generally liked using an MVC framework.
So today, I’m just reading through me RSS reader and I found this blog post which was linked… this is a list of 79 PHP frameworks. I certainly would not have looked at all the options on that list….. and I still wouldn’t consider going through so many.
To link that long list with the few paragraphs above…. for that PHP project that I mention… well I had settled on number 7 on that list. Kohana.
At the end of 2009 I really wasn’t sure what direction I was going in anymore.
Being primarily self-employed for the previous year and a half and a total of 4 years of the last 6 I was feeling burnt out.
I had begun to consider looking for full time employment but had found that the opportunities were few and far between for “the job” that I would have liked to land.
You see, for the last 9 years I’ve worked primarily with ColdFusion. Working with ColdFusion has always been a joy and it continues to be my first love.
But unfortunately the job opportunities weren’t plentyful.
So what does a guy do??