I think I’m in favor of sticking just to MVC. It’s a slippery slope once you start including other stuff. Perhaps we could do a quick feature checklist against FW/1. I don’t think our goal should simply be to copy them, but they’ve obviously done very well as an incredibly lightweight framework. I also agree that having the modularity to “drop in” validation support could be very handy. Then it wouldn’t be a choice between CB Lite and Full, but anywhere in-between. I know that’s something we’ve discussed for the future of ColdBox with ideas such as the ability to create a custom ColdBox download that had only the modules you wanted installed. Ex: MVC + SES, DI, Validation, and ORM.
ColdBox Platform Evangelist
Ortus Solutions, Corp