Well I use my own framework for coding (it's time for a complete rewrite) and some of my friends use as well and I'd like the opinion of some fellow coder and what you find more comfortable using (it's also for programmers who work on my script after I deliver it to client)
methods like this
$usercheck = member::login('chuck','secret');
$member = new member(); $usercheck = $member->login('chuck','secret');
"What everyone seems to forget is that while knowledge certainly is something - it's the implementation of knowledge that brings power" - Andres Galindo.