Re: Anybody experimenting with Symfony?

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: 12 Apr 2008 15:50:24 GMT
Message-ID: <4800da40$0$6434$>

On Sat, 12 Apr 2008 08:53:02 -0500, Galen Boyer wrote:

> On 11 Apr 2008, wrote:

>> I was experimenting a bit with symfony (
>> a freeware application generator more potent then APEX. It is easy to
>> add bells and whistles but not so easy to change queries generated by
>> the propel ORM (Object-Relational Mapper. Yeah, this is a PHP version
>> of Hibernate). The documentation is, in my opinion, fairly attrocious. 
>> Any oraclites with some more experience?

> One thing I like is that it looks like they actually generate code which
> is then compiled as part of your app? Is this true?
> If so, it would mean you could just edit those things by hand if you
> ever needed.
> Most of these type of thingys have a runtime server that does all of
> this type of stuff as "magic".

Actually, not so. Symfony generates PHP5 code, then interpreted by the PHP5 module in your web server. It doesn't compile anything and the code is rather complex.

Received on Sat Apr 12 2008 - 10:50:24 CDT

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