Widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. May be embedded into HTML or HTML5 markup, or it can be used in combination with various web template systems.


Google-backed project with the aim of speeding up the delivery of content through the use of stripped down code known as AMP HTML. Allows the pages to load (and pre-render in Google search) much faster than regular HTML.


Alternative PHP Cache with a goal to provide a free, open, and robust framework for caching and optimizing PHP intermediate code.

Bitrix Framework

A PHP-based platform for the development of web apps. Popular in the former Soviet Union region, two famous products are: Bitrix Site Manager & Bitrix24. 


Performance Management Solution for PHP. It is a developer tool that will help test, debug and optimize application performance.


A modern PHP 7 framework offering a flexible database access layer and a powerful scaffolding system that makes building both small and complex systems simpler and easier.


Content Management System (CMS) is an application (more likely web-based), that provides capabilities for multiple users with different permission levels to manage content, data or information of a website project, or internet / intranet application.


BDD-styled PHP testing framework. Collects and shares best practices and solutions for testing PHP web applications. Based on three main pillars: PHPUnit as a testing environment, Mink, and Symfony Components.


Powerful PHP framework with a very small footprint, built for full-featured web applications. Provides a simple toolkit to create fully featured web applications.


A PHP dependency management tool, created to facilitate installation and update of project dependencies, it is used in all modern PHP frameworks (Symfony, Laravel). 


A set of PHP libraries primarily focused on providing persistence services and related functionality. Its prize projects are an object-relational mapper (ORM) and the database abstraction layer it is built on top of.


Platform into which various modules can be plugged and combined to provide CMS customized to your needs. There are modules for many purposes, for example storing different kinds of content, retrieving content based on criteria, and for displaying content in different ways and much more.


Distrbuted task handling application framework. Provides a simple framework to handle jobs across many servers where jobs can be pushed onto the server and workers pull the jobs off the server and complete them.


Virtual machine for running PHP code as well as for running the new programming language HACK. The power of HHVM comes from using just-in-time compilation. HHVM uses this approach to optimize "hot code" which it notices is being repeatedly run.


Ecommerce platform that is popular for medium to large businesses. The following list highlights some of the concrete features: out-of-the-box content management features, content organization using nested level of categories, content versioning and tagging, media management, user management, etc.


PHP 5 framework that uses the Hierachical Model View Controller architectural pattern. It aims to be secure, lightweight, and easy to use.


Solution stack used to develop dynamic web sites and servers. Refers to Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP/Python/Perl and is considered most growing field these days for development and deployment of highly dynamic web applications which are based on reliable foundation.


PHP web application framework based on MVC architecture. The security feature of Laravel is prompt in taking appropriate action as and when there is a breach in security. The syntax patterns of Laravel are expressive and elegant.


An open-source e-commerce platform written in PHP. Provides online merchants with a flexible shopping cart system, as well as control over the look, content and functionality of their online store.


Application that can be installed on the Mac which allows to have access to a local PHPserver and MySQL server. Essentially, MAMP gives all of the tools to run WordPress on your machine, for development and testing purposes.


An in-memory key-value store for small chunks of arbitrary data (strings, objects) from results of database calls, API calls, or page rendering.


PHP extension that offers a superior mocking experience, particularly when compared to PHPUnit. Offers a set of mocking-related matchers that are very similar to a Hamcrest dictionary, offering a very natural way to express mocked expectations.


A pure PHP CMS that can cater to a wide range of users. It brings a lot of customization and can power virtually any genre of websites, including blogs.


OOP version of the MySQL extension. MySQLi was developed to take advantage of new features found in MySQL systems versions 4.1.3 and newer. The MySQLi extension is included with PHP versions 5 and later.


An open source full stack web framework for PHP, written as a C-extension. Allows developers to write powerful applications with low server consumption and high performance. Phalcon offers the object-oriented classes, necessary to implement the MVC architecture in your application.

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