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Sapphire/SS3 for business application framework

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Community Member, 19 Posts

28 September 2012 at 12:08pm

Edited: 28/09/2012 12:08pm


I'm wondering if anyone has experience using SS3 for business applications that require intensive data processing? I have a monolithic php application that requires major refactoring to use modern designs, e.g. mvc, orm, etc. At the moment it's a bit of a toss-up between adopting Symfony or SS3 with its improved ORM performance.

It has many many classes, subclasses, data tables, etc. and does a wide variety of data entry, calculation and reporting. Much like an online accounting application.

Given the choice between adopting something like Symfony vs. SilverStripe given you were proficient in both - would you use SS3?



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30 September 2012 at 6:18pm

Although I may be a tad biased (though you'd expect that response from asking on this forum) SS3 is a huge step forward for making applications like this better in SilverStripe. Both will get the job done for you (a whole lot better than nothing!) so comes down to how confident you feel in SilverStripe vs Symfony. Symfony has a much larger community, and you'll find people have published more documentation, books, examples and it's been deployed much more widely than SS3. SS3 is still young so a whole ton of contributions are still coming in to polish and round out the API's as well as the documentation.