Dustin Whittle of Yahoo presented the Symfony framework (initiated by a french guy, oui!!).
The meetup was crowded and well received as you can read here. I like this framework because it borrows many patterns that people like in Prado, Rails, Django, and dynamic languages in general (i.e., straight PHP for templating).
Imo, the following capabilities may be extended with Oracle
- ability to cache things in the database (alternatively to memcache, file system and other); may be extended with Oracle's Client Result cache (see my previous posting on this)
- ability to use the database for Internationalization/Localization dictionary; may leverage Oracle built-in Internationalization/Localization