[thelist] MVC, Frameworks, and the big picture

Jeremy Weiss eccentric.one at gmail.com
Sun Jul 27 20:27:51 CDT 2008

I've spent a good deal of my weekend continuing to learn more about the MVC pattern and looking at some of the PHP frameworks that are out there trying to find one to stick with. But there's some things I'm still unsure of, so I thought I'd throw it out on The List to see what all the resident experts have to say.

I've been unable to find much in the way of downside to the MVC pattern. About the only thing I've turned up is a lot of blog posts and articles talking about how great it is, but a bit difficult to learn. Is this pattern really so great that there's no downside to it other than the learning curve?  I mean, should all my PHP apps from here on out be coded according to MVC or are there times when it's better to just do it the 'normal' way (procedural). And, if there is room for both methods, how do you determine when a project calls for one or the other method?


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