FLOW3 1.0.0 alpha 4 can be downloaded via http://flow3.typo3.org/download
We focused on TYPO3 v5 the last three weeks, thus relatively small changes were done to FLOW3. A slew of changes aims to make FLOW3 even easier to use, mostly based on feedback to the Getting Stated tutorial. And we did some bug fixes to persistence and MVC regarding the handling of domain objects.
And, as we promised to focus on speed, we managed to achieve a huge speedup by restructuring the FLOW3 bootstrap and related parts of the configuration component to cache configuration and avoid even looking at the YAML files in production context.
For a full list of new features and improvements please see our Changelog.
FLOW3 1.0.0 alpha 5 is scheduled for the 1st of October 2009. It will mostly see the ironing out of small and large issues of all kinds. Remember it's holiday (and conference) time, so things will be a little slower than usual...
Now that we have a tutorial we're especially interested in your opinions! What's your experience with the tutorial and this release? What went well, what didn't? What features are you missing? Join our discussions in the mailing list, IRC channel and twitter ... Check out flow3.typo3.org/get-involved/ for ways to get involved and get in touch.
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FLOW3 is a PHP based application framework which introduces modern development principles such as Dependency Injection, Aspect-Oriented Programming and Domain-Driven Design to the PHP world. Its main goal is to take the burden of infrastructure coding off the developer and let him focus on the actual business logic. It is well suited for all kinds of standalone PHP applications as well as plugins for the upcoming version 5 of TYPO3.
Most popular PHP frameworks are in fact code libraries which put the responsibility for the overall concept on the developer. Although FLOW3 can be configured to fit most tastes, it comes with a set of intuitive conventions which allow for developing an application from the ground up in no time.