Laravel is a PHP web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax, aiming to take the stress out of web development by easing common tasks, such as routing, sessions, authentication and caching. It provides powerful tools needed to build large robust applications with an inversion control container, migration system, and integrated unit testing support. Laravel can be used for huge enterprise level applications or simple JSON APIs, meaning it’s perfectly suited to all types and sizes of projects. It’s built on top of several Symfony components providing a solid foundation of well-tested, reliable code. With Composer you can manage all your application’s third-party packages, and works great on MySQL, Postgres, SQL Server, and SQLite.
CodeIgniter is a powerful PHP framework with a very small footprint, built for developers who need a simple and elegant toolkit to create full-featured web applications. CodeIgniter was created by EllisLab, and is now a project of the British Columbia Institute of Technology. CodeIgniter provides a rich set of libraries for commonly needed tasks as well as a simple interface and logical structure to access these libraries. It’s very fast as its core system only requires a few small libraries with additional libraries loaded dynamically upon requests based on your needs for a given process. It means the base system is both lean and agile. As CodeIgniter uses the MVC controller approach it allows for great separation between logic and presentation, particularly useful for projects in which designers are working on template files.
CakePHP enables you to build web applications faster using code generation features to rapidly build prototypes. There is no complicated configuration just setup your database and you’re ready to go. Translations, database access, caching, validation, authentication and more are all built into the framework. It comes packaged with clean MVC conventions, to guide you in developing your application. CakePHP can handle every aspect of your application, from the user’s initial request all the way to the final rendering of a web page. The framework provides a basic organizational structure, from filenames to database table names, to keep your entire application consistent and logical. CakePHP also provides built-in tools for validation and protection against SQL injection, form tampering and more, to help keep your application safe and secure.
Symfony is a set of reusable PHP components. It provides the standard foundation on which the best PHP applications are built. Symfony is a PHP framework to speed up the creation and maintenance of your web applications.You can choose the Full (complete) version if you want to develop a complex application, or Brick to build your own framework according to the functionality you need as a standalones used to develop specific functionality in your project.
5. Zend Framework
Zend Framework is an open-source framework for developing web applications using object-oriented code. The components in the standard library form a powerful framework when combined offering a high performance, robust MVC implementation. It’s easily extensible, adapting to your needs, with a module base so you can use building blocks in combination with other applications or frameworks.Using the ZendService you can implement client libraries to access the most popular web services available. With no model implementation you are free to implement the framework and components in whatever way you need, free of predefined restraints.