Since my day job was generous enough to give me the entire week off (as a reward, thankfully not a “Don’t bother coming into work next week, or ever” kind of thing), I decided that I would spend some time looking at a new framework. I haven’t looked hard a new framework since I really started working with Zend Framework a few years ago. I decided to take a look at Lithium, an up-and-coming 5.3 only PHP framework.
In the process of following through their blog tutorial, Chris came across a few other things to mention like the filtering system, the simplicity of getting the MVC app up and working and the 5.3-ness of it all. He also mentions a few downsides to using the framework:
- the rapid evolution of the code is good, but the documentation is lacking and not as up to date
- a lack of community documentation/examples
- relational databases are treated as a second class citizen