Anyone dev using:
Anyone know a practicle example on what you would use each of
them for? No
one is willing to say which is better than the other because
they are all
different, but no one will go out on a limb and give an
example of which is
best for what type of web site.
I normally develop using CFCs and want to start to move into
Any suggestions, information, ideas, examples, jokes?
reactor and coldspring are not application frameworks.
reactor is an ORM and Coldspring is an IOC framework that helps
manage CFCs specifically. See their individual sites for further
So that leaves FB, Mach II and MG.
FB is supposed to be the easiest to learn if you're not an OO
person, because it doesn't (necessarily) rely on OO techniques.
However, even though you can write "traditional" FB, you can also
write FB in MVC and OO (see sean corfield's blog and download his
frameworks presentation for a high level overview of using FB
"traditionally" vs MVC vs OO).
Mach-II, from what I understand (i've not used it), has a
steeper learning curve unless you're familiar and comfortable with
Model-Glue (again, from what I understand) is also a little
more difficult than FB (again, depending on your comfort level with
OO), but it's supposed to be easier than Mach-II. The latest
version of Model Glue does allow you to integrate Reactor and
Coldspring fairly easily.
of the 3, FB is the only one I've used. It's fairly easy to
learn (even if you don't have an OO background), and would probably
be my recommendation if only to get you familiar with using a
framework without having to worry about the underlying OO concepts.
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