It's interesting what has taken place in the web frameworks world (Java and all the others). While we web developers need less and less, framework developers keep adding more and more. They keep adding to the point where their "simple" framework has 500 pages of documentation and a steep learning curve that takes weeks to learn. These "simple" frameworks have companies requiring programmers to have 3 - 5 years experience just with the framework. The mainstream frameworks used today fit this definition without exception. Doing a simple task requires pages of code and configuration, and the framework typically wants control of both sides of the web application coding (server and browser). Now, how is that simple?
Nov 22, 08