David Otton wrote:
Since the publication of Pragmatic’s Ruby on Rails book, the industry has fallen in love with frameworks. Because Rails wrapped up several perfectly sound techniques in one easy-to-use package, people who learnt it were, almost incidentally, learning a solid web development pattern. Add a dash of silver bullet marketing, and its no surprise many of them rushed to re-implement it in their native languages. PHP in particular has spawned a ridiculous number of variations on the theme.
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