Drupal out of the box puts you man weeks to man months ahead of frameworks like CakePHP, Zend, Ruby on Rails or other Frameworks.
We believe in the right tool for the right job, and many project are built with those frameworks, but if you sites requires:

  1. User Management, user login password, profile information
  2. group users, controll access and functionality
  3. Content Management
  4. templated page generation

This is just the core functionality and there are hundreds of modules which can be implemented, extended, or used as building blocks.  We write modules to meet requirements, beyond contributed modules
 

Content Management Systems (CMS) prepackage core functionality essential to scalable and extensable web projects.

The backbone of the system is the Database.  Page generation requires intellgent schema design, properly normalized tables, and optimized table joins.

Today's expectations of user experience and design require javascript programming and thoughtful css design.

Drupal out of the box puts you man weeks to man months ahead of frameworks like CakePHP, Zend, Ruby on Rails or other Frameworks.
We believe in the right tool for the right job, and many project are built with those frameworks, but if you sites requires: