I am writing a fairly large website and my employer has been convinced by someone that he needs a framework.
I do not think he does.
I can use an ORM.
As far as I am aware we are not templating the system and just using one design (if we did template the system can we add this in retrospectively or should this really be done from the start?)
I have always written standard legible code so people could pick up my code and understand my aim. I dont write idiomatic code no-one can understand to look clever. If i look clever i get harder tasks at work!
Is there a reason I'm missing why a framework could help him? I have seen this (http://www.phpandstuff.com/articles/top-10-reasons-why-you-should-use-a-php-framework
) but time is off the esssence and i am a coder not a designer and i worry about how long it will take me to reverse engineer a pre-made template into laravel. A previous post/comment from Ray Paseur suggested i took a week and did a rapid prototype to see how long it takes to reverse engineer a teamplate so i will do that as Ray is god :) . I just wondered how long it took the people who know what they are doing to reverse engineer a template. But i guess that could be like asking how long is a piece of string
I know we shoud all write great code using the latest technologies and the best design patterns but sometimes your boss just wants to make money and wants you get something togethas asap an i think a framework wont help. If we were making loads of websites - perhaps. But it is just one website.
Thanks experts :)
But also, can you get significant speed gains from a framework?