Monday, April 16, 2012

On Micro-frameworks

Says my friend and former colleague james-m:
I like the idea of micro frameworks, or very compact, loosely coupled library of components that you pick and choose from to create your overall architectures. A micro framework approach has the following benefits: a) because they’re so loosely coupled, you have more choose (sic) for any given component. b) smaller, bite-sized pieces of code are easier to digest, and the more you digest of what a framework is doing under the covers, the better able you’ll be to diagnose problems.
James says succinctly what I've been thinking and saying (much, much less succinctly) about micro frameworks. I've been putting this into practice on my recent projects.