Hey, techies! Advice needed. My colleague and I are about to rewrite our legacy PHP system and we're looking for the best framework. We're pretty much open to everything Open Source (language too, so frameworks like DotNetNuke are out). Rails (Ruby) is the early forerunner, with Django (Python) second, but it's early days yet. We ought to at least consider Drupal, since out other site is a Drupal site. What do you recommend/think/feel?
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- If you want something bleeding edge and controversial but extremely powerful, node.js is causing quite a commotion. Look into it, I know thatis a huge fan.Nov 1, 2011
- I looked for that blog entry, but sadly Chad Fowler's site is down. It looks useful... but even the Google cache sucks. I'll keep an eye out. Thanks, and thanks for the other input too.
node.js sure seems pretty damned exciting to me, but still a little too bleeding edge for now. I pinged Mikey via email earlier today, so we'll see what he thinks.Nov 1, 2011
- I do this for a living so...
I'd go ruby, but lightweight ruby, like Sinatra. But this would only be for the heavy lifting, I'd build a RESTful web service for all the manipulation of data and business rules.
Then I'd build a twitter bootstrap or zurb foundation frontend on node.js that publishes the pre-compiled partials that the ruby app made.
Doing super lightweight in php or python is hard to do. .net is the anti lightweight...
This gives you the time to focus on the user not the techNov 2, 2011
- I resent that, Grant. I don't "kinda hate PHP". I loath it to the core of my being. Let's not gild the lily, shall we? :)Nov 2, 2011
- very interesting. I've been hearing good things about both Sinatra and node.js. Thank you.
I stand corrected. Everyone, meet my coworker, the curmudgeon and genius, Aaron.Nov 2, 2011
- Genius? Hardly. Curmudgeon? GIT OFFEN MY LAWN!Nov 2, 2011