So, I have been playing around with an idea in my head for a while, a few years now. It really came along as we started seeing more and more PHP applications rely on bootstrapping. For me it was as I saw more ZF applications becoming more and more complicated. At the time I was consulting and I would see significant server resources consumed by bootstrapping the apps. Loading config files, loading dependent classes, setting up dependencies, initializing ACL’s, and the list goes on and on.