Top 5 PHP Frameworks For Developers

In this post I am going to introduce Top 5 PHP framework for developers, I have compiled these frameworks as per popularity bases among developers, And the list of these framework as per my opinion, Your opinion may be differ, If you think any other php framework should be in list, please let me know on comment.

Every frame has it’s own feature list and advantages and developers should choose framework as per project requirement not popularity bases, Think twice about your project requirement and double check which PHP framework best suit with your project requirement.

Top 5 PHP Frameworks

1. Larvel Framework

Laravel is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. We believe development must be an enjoyable, creative experience to be truly fulfilling. Laravel attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching.
Laravel aims to make the development process a pleasing one for the developer without sacrificing application functionality. Happy developers make the best code. To this end, we’ve attempted to combine the very best of what we have seen in other web frameworks, including frameworks implemented in other languages, such as Ruby on Rails, ASP.NET MVC, and Sinatra.
Laravel is accessible, yet powerful, providing powerful tools needed for large, robust applications. A superb inversion of control container, expressive migration system, and tightly integrated unit testing support give you the tools you need to build any application with which you are tasked.
Laravel was released in 2011, according to Sitepoint’s recent online survey it is the most popular framework among developers. Laravel has a huge ecosystem with an instant hosting and deployment platform, and its official website offers many screencast tutorials called Laracasts.

2. Zend Framework

Zend Framework is a collection of professional PHP packages with more than 122 million installations. It can be used to develop web applications and services using PHP 5.6+, and provides 100% object-oriented code using a broad spectrum of language features.
Zend Framework uses Composer as a package dependency manager; PHPUnit to test all packages; and Travis CI as a Continuous Integration service. Zend Framework also follows PHP-FIG standards, and includes an implementation of PSR-7 for HTTP message interfaces (as shepherded by Matthew Weier O’Phinney, Zend Framework project lead).
Zend Framework 3 evolved from both Zend Framework 2 and 1; cumulatively, the previous versions were downloaded more than 15 million times.
The principal sponsor of Zend Framework is Zend, a Rogue Wave Company, but many others have contributed components or significant features to the framework. Companies such as Google, Microsoft, and StrikeIron have partnered with Zend to provide interfaces to web services and other technologies they wish to make available to ZF developers.
Zend Framework 3 could not deliver and support all of these features without the help of the vibrant community. Community members, including contributors, make themselves available on mailing lists, IRC channels and other forums. Whatever question you have about Zend Framework, the community is always available to address it.

3. CakePHP Framework

CakePHP makes building web applications simpler, faster, while requiring less code. A modern PHP 7 framework offering a flexible database access layer and a powerful scaffolding system that makes building both small and complex systems simpler, easier and, of course, tastier. Build fast, grow solid with CakePHP.
CakePHP is a free, open-source, rapid development framework for PHP. It’s a foundational structure for programmers to create web applications. Our primary goal is to enable you to work in a structured and rapid manner–without loss of flexibility.
CakePHP takes the monotony out of web development. We provide you with all the tools you need to get started coding what you really need to get done: the logic specific to your application. Instead of reinventing the wheel every time you sit down to a new project, check out a copy of CakePHP and get started with the real guts of your application.
CakePHP has an active developer team and community, bringing great value to the project. In addition to keeping you from wheel-reinventing, using CakePHP means your application’s core is well tested and is being constantly improved.

Here’s a quick list of features you’ll enjoy when using CakePHP:

* Active, friendly community
* Flexible licensing
* Compatible with versions 4 and 5 of PHP
* Integrated CRUD for database interaction
* Application scaffolding
* Code generation
* MVC architecture
* Request dispatcher with clean, custom URLs and routes
* Built-in validation
* Fast and flexible templating (PHP syntax, with helpers)
* View Helpers for AJAX, JavaScript, HTML Forms and more
* Email, Cookie, Security, Session, and Request Handling Components
* Flexible ACL
* Data Sanitization
* Flexible Caching
* Localization
* Works from any web site directory, with little to no Apache configuration involved

4. Symfony Framework

Symfony is a set of PHP Components, a Web Application framework, a Philosophy, and a Community — all working together in harmony.Quickly adopted by professionals active in this field following its launch in 2005, Symfony today is a stable environment that is both well-known and recognized internationally. The number of its references attests to this, as they have grown significantly since its launch. Symfony is also an active community; developers, integrators, users and other contributors who participate in the on-going enrichment of this tool.
Behind Symfony there is a company: SensioLabs. Created more than 18 years ago, SensioLabs is a web agency that has many major accounts among its references. Envisioned for its own needs, the Symfony framework is today still the daily tool used by its own teams to develop customer projects. Designed by professionals for professionals, Symfony is first and foremost a pragmatic tool, the features of which address real-world-requirements.
Symfony is everything that you would come to expect from a framework: speed, flexibility, reusable components, etc. Then there is the structure of what has been developed and the use of best practices. Not bad!
But that is not all! Since SensioLabs has developed a habit of shaking up the established order and is always striving for excellence, Symfony (and its entire community) has developed a sense of curiosity that goes well beyond PHP. And we do not hesitate to innovate by seeking out ideas elsewhere and then adapt them to the world of PHP, such as dependency injection from the Java world.

5. Yii Framework

Yii is a free, open-source Web application development framework written in PHP5 that promotes clean, DRY design and encourages rapid development. It works to streamline your application development and helps to ensure an extremely efficient, extensible, and maintainable end product.
Being extremely performance optimized, Yii is a perfect choice for any sized project. However, it has been built with sophisticated, enterprise applications in mind. You have full control over the configuration from head-to-toe (presentation-to-persistence) to conform to your enterprise development guidelines. It comes packaged with tools to help test and debug your application, and has clear and comprehensive documentation.
Whether you are one developer building a fairly simple Web site, or a team of distributed developers building an extremely complex Web application, using Yii is like augmenting your development team with additional experienced, professional, and efficient resources. All for free!
You can stay focused on the tasks specific to your business requirements, and let Yii provide an implementation strategy for all of the following:
* Model-View-Controller (MVC) design pattern
* Database Access Objects (DAO), Query Builder, Active Record, DB Migration
* Form input and validation
* AJAX-enabled widgets
* Authentication and authorization
* Skinning and theming
* Web services
* Internationalization (I18N) and localization (L10N)
* Layered caching scheme
* Error handling and logging
* Security
* Unit and functionality testing
* Automatic code generation
* Friendly with third-party code
* Detailed documentation
* Extension library

Comment below and let me know which one is your favourite PHP Framework, Which you use to make awesome web applications.

Thanks 🙂