An interesting article by Simon Horwith on Frameworks and OOP for ColdFusion developers.
I agree that Frameworks could be a ‘crutch’, but that doesn’t mean you should stay away. I believe all developers should strive to keep their skills at the cutting edge by constant vigilence and study. Frameworks and OO design patterns can assist programmers but the choice is theirs and should be decided by the project specifications.
Read the article here