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Algotech Solutions:
Converting to another web framework: Basic apps in Symfony and Django
Mar 08, 2018 @ 11:19:34

On their Medium.com site Algotech Solutions has a post that does a side-by-side comparison of two web applications frameworks from two different languages: Symfony in PHP and Django in Python.

Many times have I heard the following from a developer: “I am scared to change technologies”, “I am excited but I’m afraid it will be entirely different”, “I only know , I’ve never seen any code in my life!”. Sounds familiar? This article will show you that different web frameworks are not in fact that different.

With the advent of open source software, modern frameworks have inspired each other in adding and improving features for easier and more efficient usage. I will try to explain the abstract notions under MVC Web frameworks and how you can easily implement them through any framework and programming language needed.

The article then walks through the basic setup and creation of a web application in each, going through:

  • Installation
  • Generating the sample application (Jobeet)
  • Configuring the controllers and views
  • Creating the view output

All of the code and command line calls are included in the post too. If finishes out with an overview of the similarities between the two frameworks and briefly mentions some of the differences (like when it comes to model handling).

tagged: framework convert symfony python django similarities application tutorial

Link: https://medium.com/algotech-solutions/converting-to-another-web-framework-basic-apps-in-symfony-and-django-f55332030c44

Paul Jones' Blog:
Differences Between Solar and Zend Framework
Mar 14, 2006 @ 14:34:14

Paul Jones, lead developer of the Solar framework project has posted a few differences between his framework and the just released Zend Framework.

Even though (or perhaps because) the Solar project pre-dates the newly-released Zend Framework by about a year, I've had a couple of private emails asking me if I will discontinue Solar, or rewrite Solar on top of the Zend Framework. The short answer to both of these, at least for now, is "No - Solar is not going away." Especially now that I'm not at Zend any more.

He lists a few similarities first (based on general topics) but follows it quickly with some pretty significant differences between the two (with an emphasis on the "unified" nature of Solar vs Zend). Thrown in are also some other features that Solar has that Zend doesn't at this time - built-in localization, form processing, etc. Of course, there are some coming from the other perspective (that Zend has that Solar doesn't), though it's mostly things like "great marketing apparatus" and "a dozen regular individual and corporate developers and the backing of a real business" as well as lots specialty classes and more automated testing and documentation.

There's not any bitterness between the two frameworks, though, and Paul reminds us that it's not one versus the other - it's more about pulling in the pieces of each that work for you.

tagged: zend framework solar differences similarities zend framework solar differences similarities

Link:

Paul Jones' Blog:
Differences Between Solar and Zend Framework
Mar 14, 2006 @ 14:34:14

Paul Jones, lead developer of the Solar framework project has posted a few differences between his framework and the just released Zend Framework.

Even though (or perhaps because) the Solar project pre-dates the newly-released Zend Framework by about a year, I've had a couple of private emails asking me if I will discontinue Solar, or rewrite Solar on top of the Zend Framework. The short answer to both of these, at least for now, is "No - Solar is not going away." Especially now that I'm not at Zend any more.

He lists a few similarities first (based on general topics) but follows it quickly with some pretty significant differences between the two (with an emphasis on the "unified" nature of Solar vs Zend). Thrown in are also some other features that Solar has that Zend doesn't at this time - built-in localization, form processing, etc. Of course, there are some coming from the other perspective (that Zend has that Solar doesn't), though it's mostly things like "great marketing apparatus" and "a dozen regular individual and corporate developers and the backing of a real business" as well as lots specialty classes and more automated testing and documentation.

There's not any bitterness between the two frameworks, though, and Paul reminds us that it's not one versus the other - it's more about pulling in the pieces of each that work for you.

tagged: zend framework solar differences similarities zend framework solar differences similarities

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