PHP Frameworks we like 1. Zend and why?

Our developers first choice was Zend, reasons?  Zend Framework is an uncomplicated, straightforward, open-source software framework for PHP 5. Its flexible design allows you to build interactive web applications and services with ease. One of the major highlights is the Model-View-Controller (MVC), which makes the code reusable and trouble-free to maintain.

MVC is nothing but an architectural blueprint used by software engineering. As a developer, you would wish to separate data and user interface. This enables you as a developer to make changes to the user interface without disturbing data handling and rearrange data without making any changes to the UI.

There were few positives which I came across and would like to share it with you:

  • Easy to deploy and simple maintenance.
  • You don’t have to make use of the entire package, instead, pick and choose bits, and plug it together to get a complete product to suit your requirements.
  • It supports you in a higher yet simple solutions in developing PHP 5 web applications for an international audience.
  • Zend Framework is completely object-oriented and very easy to enlarge and improve.
  • Configuration files are not essential for up and running.

All in all, if you’re looking for a “face-lift” to PHP, Zend Framework provides you with powerful solutions for building a safe and robust website.

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  • I feel the lack of ‘glue’ for the zend framework tends to allow too much freedom to implement closely coupled and difficult design patterns.

    And the 1001 xml files needed for config are definately not cool.