We have been developing our open source micro framework for 4 years now. We haven’t publicized it much but we’ve poured hundreds of hours into it and use it considerably on client projects. The framework and many of its modules are used and liked in the PHP community.
We are ready to take Erdiko to the next level and in the process of architecting a new Erdiko framework. The next version will be more modular, better tested and, most importantly, built on top of an existing micro framework.
Now back to the topic at hand, what’s the deal with SlimPHP? After reviewing numerous frameworks it became apparent that SlimPHP was the best of bunch for the kind of code we like, community we like and of course the kind of features and performance we like. It’s router, http objects and flexibility has Erdiko beat. We also looked at and experimented with Silex, lumen and some others before making the decision.
Erdiko adds the MVC and theming support to a typical micro framework. We’ve developed some useful components and feel that adding these on top of an existing framework will make development even more efficient and flexible.
Erdiko has some special features that will aim to make development more enjoyable and lead to better applications. We have been distilling pieces of Erdiko that will be moved and improved to work with Slim. Right now we feel the configuration, theme engine and controller support will make the cut. Actually quite a bit of erdiko will exist in the new framework, but we will strive to leverage slimphp and the slim paradigm whenever possible. On the model side we have included wrappers for powerful ORMs so that developers can pick the best one for the job and install with one command.