As you can see in my signature, I'm JEE guy but several times I have been asked if I do PHP.
After loosing some projects because people gets scared when you say JEE, I'm thinking on learning PHP (OOP) and use some framework but focused on what I need to serve data to ExtJS applications. This means:
- State full session at server side in which I can store volatile data.
- REST + JSON / JSONP
- ORM database agnostic but surely people asking for PHP wants MySQL or MariaDB.
- Some other services like SOAP WS consume, PDF creation, XLS read / write, etc.
I read a little bit about CakePHP, Laravel, Zend, etc. but all of them highlight MVC which is not my concern.
So, based on the requirements, which one you suggest?