Top 10 favorite PHP frameworks

PHP frameworks are super useful tools when it comes to clean and structured web development, as they speed up the creation and maintenance of your PHP web applications. In this article, I have compiled (in no particular order) my 10 favorite PHP frameworks.

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  • J. Anderson

    I have used CodeIgniter for 3 years but eventually came a point where it didn't offer what I needed. I needed a somewhat full stack framework with little or no learning curve, which had a neat and clean API, solid code written on proven design patterns, which didn't bind me in one mindset, which was fast and had good documentation, which allowed TDD without fuss and which had a good community and resources available. Also one which allowed me to take a peek under the hood easily so I can see what goes on where. Laravel and Symfony came very close but I eventually went with Laravel as I liked how it did things more.

  • Doe

    Architecturally I prefer Symfony 2. I think it's attempt at componentization is admirable and the overall approach of bundles is brilliant.

Medoo project is the lightest PHP database framework to accelerate development

Medoo is the lightest PHP database as it consists of only one file of 13kb (Version: 0.9.5.3 [13.3KB]). A great micro framework for small and simple applications.

  • Medoo framework

    Lightweight and Powerful

    Medoo is only 13.3KB around with one file and support various common and advanced SQL queries.

  • Easy to learn

    Easy once you understand, very simple and user friendly construction.

  • Various supported database

    Support various SQL database, including MySQL, MSSQL, SQLite, MariaDB, Oracle, Sybase, PostgreSQL and more.

Yii PHP Framework

6 comments Yii PHP Framework

Fast, Secure and Professional

Yii is a high-performance PHP framework for developing Web 2.0 applications. Yii comes with rich features: MVC, DAO/ActiveRecord, I18N/L10N, caching, authentication and role-based access control, scaffolding, testing, etc.