11 Oct 2010 · microframeworks php

Limonade

The idea of microframeworks is an interesting new idea which appeared over the internet quite recently. The number of web frameworks available on internet is massive and many times i found myself puzzled about which one is the best one to use. Of course there are the ones i believe are the “classics” (django and ruby on rails) plus many minor ones. The first famous microframework was Sinatra, followed now by others.

Lately i’ve been coding a little project on my own and i wanted a framework which offers its services but stands out of the way as much as possible. Microframeworks were ideal: i still wanted to have a base infrastructure to work on, but it needed to be simple. I wanted APIs simple enough to be self-explanatory. I did not want any configuration files in any format. I needed something that can be deployed as soon as possible.

This project needed to be written in PHP. I used Limonade in conjunction with Twig. Limonade offers his own template language but i really like Twig and that’s what i decided to use.

This post is not meant to be a tutorial on how to set up Limonade (or Twig). Instructions on the website are already clear and concise, there’s no need to repeat. I just wanted to say that the experience had been rather enjoyable.

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