[TYPO3-50-general] Evaluating FLOW3 for a new project

Sebastian Kurfürst sebastian at typo3.org
Tue Mar 17 12:58:29 CET 2009

Hey everybody,

> BTW: Sebastian Kurfürst is using FLOW3 in a real world project,  
> based on Doctrine.
> Maybe he can share some insights with us how that worked out ...

A few days ago, http://spreewaldmap.de has gone live - I guess it's  
the first FLOW3 based application used in real world contexts. Have a  
look and tell me what you think :-)

Some notes about our installation:
- We use Doctrine as ORM - which works overally pretty OK - although  
it is not as neatly integrated into FLOW3 as it could be. (You need to  
call ->save() on domain objects which I don't really like)
- Fluid is used as templating engine, working nicely after the  
implementation of caching
- To improve performance, we did not place JavaScript libraries inside  
the Resources/ folders of Packages - although this would be nice, it  
really slows down FLOW3 a lot.
--> I think Resource Management is a weak spot so far
- Routing, Security, MVC all works nicely so far :-)

So overally, for us I think it is really a great fit - but it would  
not have been possible if I had not been part of the Development of  
FLOW3 (as we used it since half a year).

If you have more specific questions, just tell me :-) It's difficult  
to just write something up.


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