The project's purpose is to create a lightweight, developer friendly and elegant PHP framework.
Lightweight: The engine contains only what is necessary for the framework's basic functions, everything else is implemented as separate libraries.
Developer friendly: The framework is written with the developer's comfort and productivity in mind.
Elegant: The project strives for elegance in every aspect, keeping everything as simple as possible and always trying to find the most elegant way to do things.
Different 'modes of operation': The framework allows both an MVC or an event-based approach at application design (or whatever other approach a developer wants to take). MVC is written so far, with fully functional implementations of model, view and controller.
Modular: The framework is designed from ground up with modularity in mind, thus any library can plug into the engine core or into another library. The model, view and controller for example are designed as libraries that plug into the application object.
Lazy: Nothing is executed unless absolutely necessary. For example, if you don't need database functionality, database support doesn't have to load. If you do need database functionality but you don't need to connect to the database in every page, the connection will be made only when it is indeed needed to actually interact with the database.
NOTE: 'air' contains the framework, 'et' is an application under development
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