Panel – Choosing the right web application framework

Web Directions South 2008, Sydney Convention Centre, September 26 10.45am.

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Session description

The new era of web applications has introduced to us a number of frameworks designed to aid in rapid development. But, no matter what your preferred language, finding a suitable framework is not usually an easy task.

In this intensive 2 hour session you’ll hear from several developers who’ll discuss which frameworks they chose, why they love them; why they hate them, and gain valuable insights to help you choose the right tools for your job. We will focus primarily on Rails (Ruby), Joomla! (PHP), Struts/Spring (Java) and Django (Python).

Expect to hear discussion ranging from framework features & tools, development speed, source management, bug tracking, collaboration, interoperability, performance, scalability and deployment, as well as recommendations on how to hit the ground running.


  • Lucas Chan
  • Don Brown
  • Tim Lucas
  • Andrew Ediie
  • Malcolm Tredinnick

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    • By: Rob
    • October 1st, 2008

    Sounds like it would have been an interesting session. Is there any audio or video record of the panels discussion?

  1. I’m working on getting the audio recordings of all the sessions on-line, but it could take a little while before they’re all available. Just keep checking our blog for updates, or subscribe to the podcast, and you’ll get them when they come up.