15 Best Free PHP Frameworks for any PHP Developers (Part 1)

There are 1O popular scripting languages in website development but PHP is the leading scripting language used by over 82% of majority web server. PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) is now the leading popular web programming language and it is used by more than over millions of website today.

The reason why PHP is so popular is because of its interesting features and its ability to be integrated with static pages like HTML and database as well. Moreover, It is so simple to learn as ABC.

 

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PHP enables developers to build an enterprise application within a limited timeframe using uniform structure. This is possible because of the emerging evolution of many free PHP frameworks on the market.

Listed below are the popular PHP frameworks that any PHP developers can get open sourced and started building amazing web application on it within a limited budgets and resources.

  1. Laravel
  2. Symfony
  3. CodeIgniter
  4. CakePHP
  5. Zend Framework
  6. Phalcon
  7. Slim
  8. Yii
  9. Fat-Free
  10. Kohana
  11. FuelPHP
  12. Flight
  13. PHP-mini
  14. Simple PHP Framework
  15. Zikula

All those frameworks make it easier for php programmers to build an interactive web application that uses structures database query language which is highly secured. It makes the form submission to be secured against SQL Injection, XSS Attacks and others. All the mentioned frameworks are developed by the community and that makes it to be used without any copyright infringements.

 

LARAVEL

laravel

As you can see in the list written up, Laravel topped the list of all the 15 popular frameworks. It is not just because it is as new as anything on the list but it was built and developed to contain nearly all the other frameworks features and even it has more interesting features that others can’t include in their own frameworks.

Amazing thing about the latest version of Laravel is that it comes with individual composer packages for any other external resources that you may need in your web application development. Its’ features include good routing, ability to use proper authentication with a good migrations support even when you are migrating from one version to another. It has a default Blade template engine which makes branding to be unique when using laravel.

 

Symfony

Symfony

The most scalable PHP frameworks for Model, View, Controller Application development is symphony. It has many countless reusable PHP components that can be used like security, templating, translation and validator. Form configuration is also a feature that is possible when using symphony. It also has a composer which we can use to modularize any features or components. One of the benchmark of symfony is to make your website to be faster.

 

CodeIgniter

CodeIgniter

Ellislab create the free PHP framework CodeIgniter with an excellent documentation which has large user community. Codeigniter makes it easier when working on lower PHP version because it can conflict with each other. You don’t need any installation because it has no installation. Just load up the template files and started writing reusable codes. When talking about error handling with security grading, then codeigniter is second to none because of its encryption steps which makes all the built-in libraries to be self-explanatory. It has an awesome helper as well.

 

CAKEPHP

cakephp

Are you developing on PHP version 4 and above and you are getting worrisome on how to use the best framework right. CakePHP is the haven for you because it is easy to learn with fast and interesting templating. One of the mean features of CakePHP is its incredible and awesome CRUD (create, read, update and delete) functionalities which makes it handy for database interaction. Security handling with email pipelining is its amazing features. It enables you to process cookie and form request handling well.

Zend Framework

Zend Framework is one of the scalable framework which has full support for object-oriented PHP framework. It is now in version 3 which has a lot of new features and improvements making web development application easier and sweeter. Zend framework organizes plenty online training on how to develop application on their framework and also gives certification to the people who are certified after taking the training. With the latest edge of OOP (Object-oriented programming) and design patterns consistency, all the custom classes can be extended to accommodate the creativity of any developer using it

 

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IDOWU OLAIDE RIDWAN
Author: IDOWU OLAIDE RIDWAN
I'm a website developer/Instructor in Soutech Ventures and I love to follow up on every technological trends in Website Development. I'm also in love with inspiring startup stories! I believe they have a way of inspiring people to be what they want to be.
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