[thelist] What's a Programmer To Do?

Jack Timmons jorachim at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 08:38:04 CDT 2009

On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 8:22 AM, Fred Jones <fredthejonester at gmail.com>wrote:

> Anyway, I'm just wondering what people think--I *may* be ready for a
> change. :)
> Thanks.

Understanding clients, there's more Drupal work because the people who
install Drupal are the ones who don't want to have to pay to get a website
up, but eventually decide they want some modifications. I've worked with one
client, ever, who used CakePHP, and that's because he hired another coder to
do his site from the ground up.

I've actually frowned upon Drupal/Joomla most of the time, usually because,
well, I hate boxed solutions (except jquery, that's stuff's like heroin).
Usually, they just carry more stuff than I need, and I'd rather get rid of
any extra chance for a site to be compromised.

Why wouldn't it hurt to get back into Cake in your own time? I for one feel
it's an alright framework, and I plan on using it again for my Codeacula
website once I have time to draw out a design I'd be happy with.

Luckily, I haven't had to freelance in some time, so I get the fun of doing
all the programming stuff. Why not look at making your own framework, if
you've got that coding itch?

-Jack Timmons
Twitter: @codeacula

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