So, its been ages since I have posted anything on this particular blog, so time for an update.-->
Although I still dabble with MS technologies, I find the bulk of my development has moved to MVC geared frameworks (ideally rails based) - which (I find) works best within the contexts of dynamic languages..... so I have been using platforms like Ruby, JRuby, PHP, even ColdFusion for the last few projects. My tech stack of choice is:
ExtJS : client side JS library
JRuby : presentation tier
Java + Hibernate : domain + data layer
In the latest project however I have been developing a survey site in PHP. I thought that to save anyone else time, I have created a 'project starter' development stub which incorporates:
The idea being that you can simply extract and develop, without wasting time integrating all the techologies so that they work together....
Some features of this project starter are:
- CodeIgniter Models have been replaced with Doctrine Records
- Doctrine is loaded into CI as a plugin
- RoR type before and after filters....
- Doctrine transactions automatically wrapped around every action at execution time (ATOMIC db updates)
- Basic Role based security (I think Redux may be in there as well?)
Simply extract, hook up the database.php config file and viola.... You can start coding your layouts, views and models.
Licensing: refer to all integrated frameworks licensing agreements for details (i.e. Doctrine, ExtJS, CodeIgniter). Original licensing agreements are bundled in the Project starter for your reference. The Project starter is a freely distributed, open source integration of technologies. Just make sure that you are using each framework in adherence to their respective licensing terms. As far as I am aware all technologies can be freely used under GPL....