Zend Framework Wishlist

22 Oct 2005

As has been widely discussed, Zend announced its PHP Framework this week. I wasn't invited to participate, so I think I can offer an unbiased opinion. The primary misconception seems to be that there is no code, and this isn't true. Although Zend thinks the framework is too immature to be released yet, it does exist. There are also some very smart people contributing to the project, and it's not just big companies like IBM - guys like George and Wez are also helping out. I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt, and I have high hopes for this project.

I'm particularly interested to see whether this effort capitalizes on the chance to help PHP developers write more secure code. In addition to support for filtering input (which I'm told is included), here are some characteristics I'm hoping to see:

These are just a few of the things I'd like to see. What's on your wishlist?