FLOW3 1.0.0 alpha 5 can be downloaded via flow3.typo3.org/download
According to our focus we tried to zap as many gremlins as possible, resulting in 33 resolved issues. Those include bug fixes, documentation updates and of course a slew of new features that make FLOW3 easier to use.
For a full list of new features and improvements please see our Changelog.
This time there were some changes that likely require you to adjust your code (sorry for that!) - a list of things to do is included in the Changelog.
FLOW3 1.0.0 alpha 6 is scheduled for 2nd of November 2009. It will see a new Resource Manager, an updated ExtJS package and probably a lot of tiny things we need for getting things done when it comes to TYPO3 v5.
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.