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Herman J. Radtke III

Why I am not running to Solar

Some of my thoughts on Paul M. Jones post about Solar and Zend Framework.  This is less of a defense of Zend Framework and more of a commentary on Paul's framework ideas.

I favor design by contract so I can properly type-hint method parameters.  A framework should be written in a way I can safely extend the crap out of.  This is the exact use case of interfaces.

Universal constructors make the code harder to read.  I see this as a sign that inheritance is being used way too much.  Compose people, compose!

The registry pattern is not any better than a singleton.  They both have global scope.

I do like that there are so many ways to inject dependencies.  The MVC framework is also pretty nice.