What is this?

No, Clearbricks is not yet another framework. Clearbricks is not cool at all and
does not even have a nice website. It won't make you smart neither have great
ideas for you.

Clearbricks is only about code and efficiency, consider it as a toolbox. And
please, do me a favor, don't call it a framework :-)

How do I use it?

Clearbricks is about "using what we need when we need it". Pick the module(s)
you need and add it to your code. The only thing you'll always need is the
"common" directory.

Once you're ready, you have to create a _common.php file on top of your
Clearbricks path (or wherever you want) and add $__autoload entries for your

Take a look at the _common.php file.

Of course, you're encouraged to use the $__autoload magic for your own classes.

Use it with Subversion

You may think that all this subdirectories is a mess. You're quite right. But
one day, you'll find it cool to use Clearbricks modules in your subversion
repository as some external properties. This day, you'll love me :-)

Clearbricks subersion repository is located at:

Here is an example of using Clearbricks and dbLayer in your own subversion
repository as an external property:

First, we create a Clearbricks root.

$ mkdir clearbricks
$ svn add clearbricks
$ svn ci

And now, add externals definitions

$ cd clearbricks
$ svn propedit svn:externals .

Your editor fires up, type:


Save and "svn up".

Then, you can create a _common.php file wich will contain:

require dirname(__FILE__).'/common/_main.php';
$__autoload['dbLayer'] = dirname(__FILE__).'/dblayer/dblayer.php';

You're done!