[thelist] Fusebox framework and PHP

Boris Mann boris at bmannconsulting.com
Thu Jul 25 15:51:01 CDT 2002

I first learned of Fusebox on this list a while back, when people were
discussing coding standards for PHP.

"Wow! Great!" I thought to myself, "now I don't have to come up with my
own rational schema for organizing a PHP web app that I happen to

So off I went, and started digging into the Fusebox framework. Well...I
think the end goal is a good idea, to have a common framework, instead
of people having to read a bunch of docs (or code!) to figure out how
you wrote yours.

BUT, the learning curve is very steep, I find. You definitely have to
buy in to the Fusebox concept, and I found it hard to get used to.

Perhaps it makes more sense with ColdFusion? Maybe I didn't stick with
it long enough? I will definitely adopt some of the concepts, like the
naming concepts where the dsp prefix = display code, act = program logic
(aka action), and qry = database queries.

As a drawback, one big weakness is that the URLs aren't very search
engine friendly, so it's something to watch out for if that's important
for your web app.

Boris Mann

On Thursday, July 25, 2002, at 04:32 PM, Sean Lawrence wrote:

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