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New to F3?
If you are new to Fat-Free or frameworks in general, here is a little introduction infograhpic, that shows what basically happens behind the scene:
To give you an optimal kickstart with F3, please read the guide carefully.
1. Getting Started
Check the system requirements and get a first impression by running the demo application.
2. Routing Engine
Setup your hosting environment and define your application routes with no hassle.
3. Framework Variables
Learn how to use F3 globals, work with directories, error handlers and configuration files.
4. Views and Templates
Get to know about the F3 Template Engine and its easy, but powerful syntax.
Learn all about working with databases and F3's stylish object-relational mappers (ORM).
Get in touch with additional extensions, that will boost your productivity.
Use caching, compression and some more features, to make your app even faster.
8. Unit Testing
Have a look at F3's own Unit Testing feature and how easy it is to write own tests for your application.
9. Quick Reference
Get an overview about system variables and template directives.
10. Support and Licensing
If you now already fell in love with F3, check the Support and Licensing section.
11. Demo Applications
You can download these working examples to get an idea of how easy all components can work together.
12. Extending the arsenal
Once you are familiar with all the basic techniques and components of the framework, you can have a look into the following articles, that tell you how to extend some of the build-in functionality.