We are purposfully keeping it small. We don't want a big framework that does everything. We want a small framework that can get you up and running quickly.
A framework that is only a few hundrend lines long is not going to use much in the way of server resources. Fewer resources consumed means you can host your application on smaller VPS instances and know that they will run just fine.
We hope you find everything you need in our documentation. If you don't, don't worry. This framework is small enough that the code could almost be considered documentation.
Pooch is PHP and uses MySQL, because we want the setup and maintinance of your application to be as easy and maintinance-free as possible.