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Core PHP Programming, Third Edition by Leon Atkinson

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27.7. Application Frameworks

Taking application development to the next logical level, application frameworks attempt to organize reusable components to a ready platform for application development. The bargain made with these tools is trading some flexibility and performance for a large library of ready-made components. This can lead to rapid development.

BinaryCloud <http://www.binarycloud.com/> is a complete application- hosting environment written in PHP, meant for building enterprise-level applications. Alex Black and his company, Turing Studio, lead the maintenance of BinaryCloud. BinaryCloud compiles its own source files into PHP scripts. It uses the Smarty template engine discussed earlier in the chapter. The source code is freely available ...

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