Extremely new to Phalcon so I've got what might seem like an extremely stupid question but I'm not very clued up on the whole C-extension thing! But what is the minimum you need to do to take advantage of Phalcon and the performance benefits?
Specifically, if I have an existing app written in plain old PHP, what would be the minimum requirement to see any kind of benefit? Just installing Phalcon,moving all the database code to make use of Phalcons ORM etc. The idea is I plan to rewrite an existing app using Phalcon. Now I will most likely start from scratch anyway to make improvements/optimisations over existing code, but I didn't know if I could make use of certain features on the "live" site as I go.