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The Evermight Framework

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I made my own web 2.0 LAMP framework over the years. Out of the box, it comes with:

- CMS
- role based permission system
- social network system
- message box system
- user registration system
- multiple template plugin system
- object-relational DB mapper
- event scheduler
- multi-view calendar
- multitude of javascript functions

The two biggest problems with using other open source frameworks are: 1) time spent learning the framework and 2) code bloat from massive code libraries irrelevant to my project. By working with a framework I built myself, I don’t waste time studying foreign systems, and it’s easy to find and remove unnecessary code.

Building my own framework is fun, and the best way to do it is to get someone else to pay me to do it. I accomplish this by participating only in freelance projects that add value to my framework. I avoid all others. This way, someone else other than me pays for the development of my framework. It also makes overdue and over-budget projects easier to swallow when I know my new tools will save me time and money in the future.

When I get around to it, I’ll release my framework to the world for free. I’m sure no one will use it because in the time it takes one to learn my framework, he will already have made his own.

Written by John Lai

October 7th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

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