Popular PHP Frameworks
We refer to frameworks as basic structures. It could be compared to a big tree with big branches to determine the tree’s shape. Websites and software are created within frameworks and the most common among them are the PHP frameworks.
PHP is one of the best, most popular, and most recommended server side scripting language used to create complex websites and applications. PHP frameworks streamline the development of web applications written in PHP language by providing a basic structure for which to build the web applications. In other words, PHP frameworks help promote rapid application development which saves time, help build more stable applications, and reduce the amount of repetitive coding for developers.
Model View Controller (MVC) is an architectural pattern in programming that isolates business logic from the user interface (UI), allowing one to be modified separately from the other (also known as separation of concerns). MVC breaks up the development process of an application, so programmers can work on individual elements while other parts are unaffected. Essentially, this makes coding in PHP faster and less complicated.
Why use a PHP framework?
Developers choose PHP frameworks because of the following reasons:
- reusable codes across different projects
- speeds up the development process
- many different frameworks to choose from
What are the popular PHP Frameworks these days?
If you’re going to compare PHP frameworks on Google Trends for the last 12 months, you will find out the following frameworks in order of popularity:
- Laravel – created by Taylor Otwell and intended for the development of web applications
- CodeIgniter – noted for its speed and light weight
- Symfony – a web application framework and a set of reusable PHP components or libraries which was published in October 2005 as a free software
- Yii – in Chinese it means “simple and evolutionary” and it can be an acronym for “Yes It Is!”
- Zend Framework – an open source, object-oriented web application framework implemented in PHP 5
- CakePHP – modeled after the concepts of Ruby on Rails
What PHP framework do you prefer?