Name: Ashley McDonald
Member since: 2009-12-27 04:02:31
Last Login: 2010-04-13 01:47:14



Now that i have some time I am about to embark on some open source projects mainly in relation to web based technologies. The 1st will be a Legal back-end system for lawyers to manage their day to day tasks due to the distinct lack in this area.

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After much soul searching and code development, its time to get this puppy off the ground.

the decision has been made to use symfony for a mockup version of the software to layout db and a general interface.

fingers crossed that the learning curve will not be too great, but from initial impressions it looks like a bit of a walk in the park.

Using symfony will enable rapid development to get some of the UI elements online and enable simple administration into the project.

Once again will keep you all upto date with how its going :)



27 Dec 2009 (updated 27 Dec 2009 at 05:00 UTC) »
To framework or not to framework, That is the Question

As we begin on this gargantuan task of creating an all in one modular solution for the legal profession, we find our selfs asking

Should we use an existing framework or build the system from the ground up?

The amount of times we come across this Q is simply amazing. I guess it relies on the knowledge of existing frameworks, how large the project is going to be and the skills of the developers. If only there was a simple answer :P

Considering the complexity of the modules required and the customization due to different laws and services in various parts of the world a custom solution would be the best.

We will be starting on the pluggable core then moving onto the basic systems such as scheduler etc. before tackling the arduous task of creating an automated system for property settlement and process serving.

Wish us luck and we will keep everyone updated once we have the open-source contrib areas available. Nothing is going to be done until we have the whole system well documented.


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