[development] Wikipedia entry for Drupal versus other web application frameworks

matt at mattfarina.com matt at mattfarina.com
Thu Dec 13 19:38:44 UTC 2007

Under the MVC Framework you might want to put a note in there about PAC


I'd agree with Larry Garfield that Drupal is a PAC architecture. A  
little different than MVC but still very good.


Quoting John Fiala <jcfiala at gmail.com>:

> On 12/13/07, Kieran Lal <kieran at civicspacelabs.org> wrote:
>> I have added Drupal into the mix with the 64 other web application
>> frameworks.    
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_web_application_frameworks
>> Could I get some help answering some of these questions?
>> Project: Drupal
>> Language: PHP
>> Ajax: Jquery?
>      Ajax: Yes (using jQuery)
>> MVC framework: Link to explaination?
>      I'd say 'Yes' - template files provide views.  Not as strong a
> division between model and controller, though.  Here's an article on
> it: http://archivemati.ca/2006/01/21/drupal-as-a-mvc-framework/
>> MVC Push/Pull: ?
>      Definately Push.
>> i18n & l10n: Yes
>> ORM: No
>> Testing framework(s):Yes, simpletest
>> DB migration framework(s): Schema API?
>      Not sure what the migration framework is
>> Security Framework(s): ?
>      Yes, role-based
>> Template Framework(s): PHPTemplate, Smarty, others
>> Caching Framework(s): ?
>     Yes (we have the whole caching thing going on)
>> Form Validation Framework(s): Forms API
>> Cheers,
>> Kieran
> --
> John Fiala

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