Best PHP Frameworks of 2017

PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML.




Laravel is a free, open-source PHP web framework, created by Taylor Otwell and intended for the development of web applications following the model–view–controller (MVC) architectural pattern. Some of the features of Laravel are a modular packaging system with a dedicated dependency manager, different ways for accessing relational databases, utilities that aid in application deployment and maintenance, and its orientation toward syntactic sugar.

Code Igniter is an open-source software rapid development web framework, for use in building dynamic web sites with PHP. Code Igniter is most often noted for its speed when compared to other PHP frameworks.

Symfony is a PHP web application framework and a set of reusable PHP components/libraries. Symfony aims to speed up the creation and maintenance of web applications and to replace repetitive coding tasks.Symfony has a low performance overhead used with a byte code cache.Symfony is aimed at building robust applications in an enterprise context, and aims to give developers full control over the configuration: from the directory structure to the foreign libraries, almost everything can be customized. To match enterprise development guidelines, Symfony is bundled with additional tools to help developers test, debug and document projects.

Zend Framework (ZF) is an open source, object-oriented web application framework implemented in PHP 5 and licensed under the New BSD License. The Framework is basically a collection of professional PHP based packages.The framework uses various packages by the use of Composer as part of its package dependency managers; some of them are PHP unit for testing all packages, Travis CI for continuous Integration Services. Zend Framework provides to users a support of the Model View Controller (MVC) in combination with Front Controller solution.MVC implementation in Zend Framework has five main areas. The router and dispatcher functions to decided which controller to run based on data from URL, and controller functions in combination with the model and view to develop and create the final web page.

Yii is an open source, object-oriented, component-based MVC PHP web application framework. Yii is pronounced as “Yee” or [ji:] and in Chinese it means “simple and evolutionary” and it can be acronym for “Yes It Is!”.

CakePHP is an open-source web framework. It follows the model–view–controller (MVC) approach and is written in PHP, modeled after the concepts of Ruby on Rails, and distributed under the MIT License.

CakePHP uses well-known software engineering concepts and software design patterns, such as convention over configuration, model–view–controller, active record, association data mapping, and front controller.

FuelPHP is an open source web application framework written in PHP which implements the HMVC pattern.

Fat-Free Framework is an open-source web framework distributed under the GNU General Public License and hosted by GitHub and Sourceforge. The software seeks to combine a full featureset with a lightweight code base while being easy to learn, use and extend.

The source code (~65KB) is written almost entirely in PHP and engineered specifically with user experience and usability as its primary design goals.

Commonly called F3 by PHP developers,Fat-Free was released as free software.Its general architecture was influenced by Ruby’s Sinatra. The lightweight code base is controlled and actively maintained by a small core team, with additional functionality and funding contributions coming from various enterprises and user groups,who also help guide its future direction.

The base feature set includes a URL router, cache engine, and support for multilingual applications.The core functionality is accompanied by a number of optional plug-ins, among them a template engine, a Unit testing toolkit, Database-managed sessions, Markdown-to-HTML converter, Atom/RSS feed reader, Image processor, Geodata handler, a Basket/Shopping cart application and data validation.

The Aura project centers around a collection of high-quality, well-tested, semantically versioned, standards-compliant, independent library packages that can be used in any codebase.

Each library is self-contained and has only the things it needs for its core purpose. None of the library packages depends on any other package. They are decoupled, not only from any particular framework, but also from each other. This means developers can use as much or as little of the project as necessary.

Whereas Aura library packages have no dependencies, underscore-suffixed packages (such as *_Bundle) combine other libraries together, and so are dependent on those libraries.

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