I listened to the php|architect Pro PHP podcast, Jan 26 episode, the other day. In it there was an interview with Andi Gutmans about PHP6 and the “new” PHP Collaboration Project.
There are three parts to this project:
1) A PHP Framework
2) Eclipse IDE integration for PHP (plugin)
3) Best practices.
A few points: The PHP Framework is NOT based on the Ruby on Rails model. Rather, it will borrow some of the best features from other languages/framworks, including Java/J2EE, .NET, and others. Though a mature framework may be some time away, it’ll definitely a very good thing for PHP and PHP developers, especially for agile web development.
Memory isn’t serving me well right now, so you’d be best to download the podcast yourself! =) http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=73330856