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goalsurfer
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:57 pm    Post subject: Some bad critics on smarty Reply with quote

Today I met a negative blogpost about smarty:
http://paul-m-jones.com/?p=400

with mentioning of 'Savant' as alternative:
http://phpsavant.com/
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mohrt
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why use PHP? C can do the same thing, and it's faster.

People use PHP because of the utility of PHP. The same argument can be applied to Smarty. If it's not for you, don't use it. There are plenty of libraries and programming languages I don't care for either, but I don't waste my breath documenting it. Smarty is a case of the tallest blade of grass. If so many people didn't use it, it wouldn't get the attention now would it?
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goalsurfer
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:01 am    Post subject: Other qustion: web 2.0 Reply with quote

Is smarty also used for web 2.0 websites?
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scuzzy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:43 am    Post subject: Re: Other qustion: web 2.0 Reply with quote

goalsurfer wrote:
Is smarty also used for web 2.0 websites?

I do hate "Web 2.0" as a term Smile
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goalsurfer
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:36 am    Post subject: web 2.0 Reply with quote

Why? I think is a name for quite a characteristic style. 'web 2.0' was not much more than just a name for me until a while ago I remarked always more sites had that specific style and then I understood that was how you could recognize web 2.0.
Wouldn't you make a difference maybe?
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mohrt
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Other qustion: web 2.0 Reply with quote

goalsurfer wrote:
Is smarty also used for web 2.0 websites?


Yes. It's used for any type of web page output, and more.
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PeteM
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:25 pm    Post subject: Re: web 2.0 Reply with quote

goalsurfer wrote:
Why? I think is a name for quite a characteristic style. 'web 2.0' was not much more than just a name for me until a while ago I remarked always more sites had that specific style and then I understood that was how you could recognize web 2.0.
Wouldn't you make a difference maybe?

I hate the term web 2.0 too. What do you mean by characterisic style, are yow referring to cosmetics, content, use of ajax?
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kaliari
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No matter what you are doing or developing, there will be always critic.

Some hate web 2.0 I hate facebook Razz
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TakingSides
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smarty is the most powerful, extensible yet lightweight template engine you will ever come across.

I've used a number of template engines, and the say i visited http://smarty.php.net many years ago. I've never looked at another one since.

Smarty is merely a php library, php developers can delete the bits you don't want, strip it down to just the core but major logic, enhance your own security where you see fit, extend the original library with your own class etc.

I have built massive, multi-language and high-traffic applications for international organisations, Smarty was the best on performance, easiest to customise and the most secure! too
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bimal
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:17 pm    Post subject: Apply template engines correctly Reply with quote

Apply your template engines correctly, otherwise, it can create the problems and confusions. If you are comfortable to other kinds of template engines should not mean Smarty is difficult or should be avoided. Rather, try to exploit the powers it has.

Have you noticed that Wordpress, Magento, CI, Joomla, OpenCart, ZenCart and many other popular systems do have their own kind of template engines. Smarty stays as a dedicated template engine with lots of features.

There is no clear relationship of Smarty with Ajax, Web2.0. It is how you implement for the HTML output.
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micheal.burns1
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Other qustion: web 2.0 Reply with quote

scuzzy wrote:
goalsurfer wrote:
Is smarty also used for web 2.0 websites?

I do hate "Web 2.0" as a term Smile


Web 2.0 Sites have great properties in them.
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AnrDaemon
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:40 am    Post subject: Re: Other qustion: web 2.0 Reply with quote

micheal.burns1 wrote:
Web 2.0 Sites have great properties in them.

Which means, they are unused and mostly just waste your traffic and time (on waiting for the site to load.)
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BenRich
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree, the benefits you get don't cover the cons you face...
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