PHPDevShell Interest from a student of bolton

Asked by david mitchell on 2011-11-22

Hi, Guys.
I am currently studying Website Development at the University of Bolton and am doing my final dissertation on the features, usability and comparison of 3 of the top 5 PHP Frameworks (CodeIgniter, CakePHP, PHPDevShell) and would be very pleased if you could spent 2 minutes to fill in this short questionnaire which will help my investigation and research further into Frameworks.

1. What was the main reason behind your company choosing the framework?

2. What would you say are the top few things which your PHP Framework does which are better than standard PHP?

3. What would you say are the top few things which your PHP Framework does which are better than Other Frameworks you have come across?

4. Have you ever looked into other frameworks on the market such as PHPDevShell, YII, CodeIgniter, CakePHP or Zen? If so why are you currently using your current framework?

Regards, David

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2011-11-24
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2011-11-23
TitanKing (titan-phpdevshell) said : #1

1. What was the main reason behind your company choosing the framework?
PHPDevShell offers a framework to a niche market, where it adheres to the developers standards and ways of coding.

2. What would you say are the top few things which your PHP Framework does which are better than standard PHP?
It offers an already made UI which usually take months to develop. PHPDevShells code base is very simple and adheres to simple concepts which creates a lower learning curve. PHPDevShell offers a light yet full spec solution base to the developer, use it dont use it, it wont get in your way.

3. What would you say are the top few things which your PHP Framework does which are better than Other Frameworks you have come across?
It is completely different in the way it gets the developers started. When starting off a project in another framework you still have allot to do before you will be able to show something.

4. Have you ever looked into other frameworks on the market such as PHPDevShell, YII, CodeIgniter, CakePHP or Zen? If so why are you currently using your current framework?
Yes, I dont have the luxury of a large team of developers, I need to get my work done quickly and alone. PHPDevShell does not force modern concepts in my face. It is more a Code Management System then anything else.

david mitchell (dm2gcc) said : #2

Thanks so much TitanKing really appreciate it.
 I would love it if as many people as possible could do this questionare, it means allot for my testing stage on my dissertation. and would love to pass the finished project on to whoever fills it out.

Greg (gregfr) said : #3

I discovered PHPDevShell as it was already a mature product. I've been developing websites for years, with and without frameworks, and found myself always re-writing the same code, usually quick&dirty way.
This product's GUI was appealing because it answered exactly my problem: a clean, reliable solution for my websites back offices. As I got more and more involved, I finally moved everything to PHPDevShell: both front end and back end.

PHPDevShell's motto is: focus on getting the job done. It's its strong point: you write only the code specific to your project, you don't need to rewrite a user manager for the 100's time. That also means you can start with little knowledge, in fact you can take an existing script and run it directly. All other frameworks I know of require a long period of learning because you have to bend to the structure their makers decided you should follow.

Don Schoeman (don.sch) said : #4

1. What was the main reason behind your company choosing the framework?
A: Personally we needed to build a web application and not a CMS. We had limited development resources and very limited development time. We found we could get our application up and running faster than most other frameworks.

2. What would you say are the top few things which your PHP Framework does which are better than standard PHP?
A: As the other developers already mentioned, PHPDevshell already has a GUI with just about everything you need in every application. User security, logs, templating engine support, search filters, caching and much more, all ready to use. We could literally start coding our own stuff immediately instead of spending months on preparation and foundational code.

3. What would you say are the top few things which your PHP Framework does which are better than Other Frameworks you have come across?
A: Time to market, low memory footprint and fast execution I guess are the three main things. Many of the other frameworks are several times heavier in overall resource usage. If we were a large team perhaps we might have gone for something different, but at this point in time we have done several large projects using PHPDevshell and we found that it suites our needs very well.

4. Have you ever looked into other frameworks on the market such as PHPDevShell, YII, CodeIgniter, CakePHP or Zen? If so why are you currently using your current framework?
Yes, we have looked at others and the only reason we would ever consider going for a different framework than PHPDevShell is if we have a much larger team and the majority of the team members are already familiar with one of the other popular frameworks.

Best TitanKing (titan-phpdevshell) said : #5

In the end, the answers will be all the same. To conduct a survey on which one to use kinda defeats the point of FOSS. All the mentioned frameworks are excellent. Each developer uses what he feels is more to his style.

Find something you like and use it, you will get an immediate connection with a framework, if it feels awkward, its probably not meant for you.

I can vouch for all of these frameworks as they are all excellent in their own way.

david mitchell (dm2gcc) said : #6

Thanks TitanKing, that solved my question.