Open source php framework, light, secure and higher learning curve – Zend

Zend framework is an extremely powerful framework with a slightly higher learning curve. Developed by Zend Technologies, Zend Framework is licensed under the New BSD license. It is along the same lines as CodeIgniter and CakePHP.

Extending the art & spirit of PHP, Zend Framework is based on simplicity, object-oriented best practices, corporate friendly licensing, and a rigorously tested agile codebase. Zend Framework is focused on building more secure, reliable, and modern Web 2.0 applications & web services, and consuming widely available APIs from leading vendors like Google, Amazon, Yahoo!.


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Kohana – Swift, Secure, Lightweight, and Easy to Use PHP Framework

Kohana is a PHP 5 framework that uses the Model View Controller architectural pattern. Kohana is a fork of CodeIgniter intended to work only with PHP 5. Kohana is completely community driven. What makes Kohana favored by many developer is it’s super lightweight, it has no dependencies on PECL extensions or PEAR libraries. Large, monolithic libraries are avoided in favor of optimized solutions.


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Open Source PHP5 Framework – Solar

Solar is an Open Source PHP5 framework for web application development. Solar stands for “Simple Object Library and Application Repository” for PHP5.

It uses enterprise application design patterns and supports for localization. It’s easy to integrate and use components from other libraries and frameworks in Solar. Continue reading