What, Another Web Framework?

What, Another Web Framework?

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 by Leon

I’ve been developing applications for the web since the dawn or time (or at least the dawn of the internet). Everything from Server Side Includes (SSI), Perl (known as the duct tape of the internet), and PHP. However, I feel that something is lacking.

I feel that PHP is just too bloated for what I need it to do, and don’t get me started on some of the legacy applications (such as Wordpress). I’ve also dipped my toes into application frameworks like React and Angular, but again it just seems too much is going on, and in doing so there is too much to break.

Too many times I’ve been bitten by the upgrade bug (PHP5 - PHP7, Python major version upgrades, etc) when just trying to do something simple.

For a new project I’m working on I’m looking to make a lightweight and fast data pump based on LUA. Namely a C++ SCGI driver application that will talk to NGINX, and will set up an environment in LUA to allow the data-pump to be easily scripted.

I’ve looked at Kepler/Orbit which is a LUA MVC Framework, but again it looks way to complex for what I want it to do. I will be lifting some of the routing code out of it, but other than that there is way too much stuff in there.

Anyway, just thought I should vent. If the idea of this intrigues anyone just drop me a line and let me know what you think.