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The article compare between popular PHP frameworks to select more crucial framework that meet your development needs in 2014. In the article we have discussed several PHP frameworks that meet your requirement, saves time and efforts.

PHP Frameworks: Which PHP Framework to choose for 2014?

The article compare between popular PHP frameworks to select more crucial framework that meet your development needs in 2014. In the article we have discussed several PHP frameworks that meet your requirement, saves time and efforts.

A PHP framework is a set of functions and class, which is used to develop PHP application based on MVC architecture. Using a PHP Framework, one can easily cut their development time and efforts. Because of the high performances of PHP Frameworks these framework can be used for creating large scale web applications. PHP Frameworks also support advance version of PHP, MVC model architecture and works with multiple Databases that gives it an advantage over convention PHP application development methods.

These days there are many frameworks available in PHP for developing and running the enterprise web applications. The PHP Frameworks are evolved to make the software development lifecycle much simple. PHP frameworks are available which helps the developers to create applications based on MVC design pattern. It also supports the development of applications using templates. Many database access frameworks are also available with can be very useful in writing the code for accessing the database.

PHP frameworks also supports the Ajax and jQuery. It can also easily generate and consume xml data formats. New JSON formats are also supported by the PHP environment. With the help of PHP and its frameworks one can easily develop highly responsive web 2.0 and web 3.0 applications. These days people demands highly interactive applications and PHP provides all the tools necessary to develop such applications.

There are several PHP frameworks that can be used for the PHP web application development. But selecting a suitable framework for your application in not an easy task. Given is the list the top 10 PHP Framework for 2014.

  1. Zend Framework: Zend framework is one of the widely used open source PHP Framework, which is fully object oriented and works on PHP 5. The Use-at-will architecture feature of Zend framework makes it minimal interdependent. Zend PHP Frameworks implements the MVC model and supports multiple databases including MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, MariaDB, Oracle, IBM DB2, PostgreSQL and SQLite etc.
     
  2. Symfony Framework: Symfony Framework is a free software, which is released under MIT License. Like Zend framework, it implements the MVC application architecture that is used to create high level web applications. Symfony Framework supports and use various PHP open-source projects as part of the framework that including: PHP Unit (Unit Testing Framework), Propel as ORM layers and Twing (a templating engine) etc. It also supports Symfony YMail, Event Dispatcher Templating. 
     
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  1. Cake Framework: Cake Framework is another popular PHP Framework, which is widely used by PHP developers for creating fast and secure PHP application.  The Cake Framework is built into one of the original PHP MVC frameworks and it required very less or no complicated setups. Cake PHP Framework is released under MIT license that can be perfectly used with commercial applications as well.
     
  2. CodeIgniter Framework: CodeIgniter is a open source web application development software that works on the cross platform. Using CodeIgniter framework you need not to write the code from scratch that make the coding faster and more reliable. It also supports various libraries for commonly needed tasks and implements the MVC architecture.
     
  3. Yii Framework: Yii can be pronounced as 'YEE', which is again a open source software that implements the MVC application development architecture. The Yii  Framework also supports error handling and logging features. Using Yii framework, you can use the PHPUnit testing and Selenium open source software that is used for the testing.
      
  4. Kohana Framework: Kohana Framework is a HMVC PHP 5 Framework that provides the rich set of functions and classes for building a high level dynamic web application in PHP. Kohana framework use specific libraries and tools that allows one to extend or add new libraries. Using the framework you can also generate or write your own peace of code in PHP. This framework is quite fast as it works with objects and classes and has a integrated testing and debugging tools that helps in building application very quickly.
     
  5. Seagull framework: Seagull framework is based on OOP is an open source application that allows you to develop Web, Command line and GUI applications. The Framework has integrated templating engines, testing tools and managed library codes for example, it has integrated ORM for RAD. The Seagull framework is quite fast and it supports PHP 4 and PHP 5. If you are using a Seagull Framework than you can also take the advantage of using the basic CMS and other modules included to get you started.
      
  6. Prado Framework: Prado Framework is a component Framework for PHP 5 that is based on the event driven programming. PHP Rapid Application Development Object-oriented (PRADO) required a Web server supporting PHP 5.3.0 or higher to run its applications. It is an open source application that can be used to develop either open source or commercial applications.
     
  7. PHP on TRAX: PHP on TRAX is a rapid application development environment that cut your development time and allows you to reuse the existing codes and components. The framework provides an environment to create and maintain the existing PHP web applications.
    The framework is formally know as PHP on Rails and  based on Ruby on rails. You can use this framework to create a web applications based on MVC application architecture.
     
  8. PHPSpec framework: PHPSpec framework is based on PHP 5 and it required at least PHP 5.3.1 installed on you computer to create and run the applications.

Apart from these frameworks there are several other PHP Frameworks available that suits your development needs. These frameworks not only cuts the development time but also help in maintaining the existing web applications. Most of the PHP Frameworks supports MVC Application Architecture and has integrated libraries and open source software to provide a best development environment.

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Posted on: November 26, 2013

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