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Learning FuelPHP for Effective PHP Development by Ross Tweedie

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Chapter 1. What is FuelPHP?

FuelPHP is a fresh approach to frameworks that strive to be more community-driven. There are already more than a hundred developers contributing and extending the source code. There are many more helping to provide some of the best documentation for a framework currently available.

Since it is community-driven, everyone is in an equal position to spot bugs, provide fixes, or add new features to the framework. This has led to the creation of features such as the new temporal ORM (Object Relation Mapper), which is a first for any PHP-based ORM. This also means that everyone can help build tools that make development easier, more straightforward, and quicker.

The framework is lightweight and allows developers to load only ...

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