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Things I Hate About Zend Framework

There are a few things I like about Zend Framework. It tries to make your life easier as a programmer. I constantly trip over it, however, which just makes me feel like an idiot. I've been using it for over a year. Maybe I'm not smart enough to use ZF. These comments are specifically targeted at ZF1, I don't currently have experience with ZF2.

  1. It's big and tries to do everything (bloatware).
  2. It magically auto loads files leaving you to guess about where they loaded from.
  3. It requires an old version of PHPUnit to be installed.
  4. A simple controller loads more than 80 individual PHP files.
  5. It's difficult to upgrade from ZF1 to ZF2.
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things_i_hate_about_zend_framework.txt · Last modified: 2013/06/18 17:09 by Joel Dare