PHP frameworks

Symfony, Zend Framework, CakePHP, Yii, Laravel, CodeIgniter

PHP keywords

Twig (templating), PHPUnit (testing), Doctrine (ORM), PHPStorm (IDE), Composer, Smarty.​


An other PHP FastCGI implementation (FMP stands for FastCGI Process Manager). It has various important features for work with sites of different sizes (especially buzy ones). 


A tool for generating documentation from your PHP source code that helps you to provide consumers with more information depending on the embedded functionality within your source.


A PHP testing framework, used for unit-testing of the code, its focus shifted from defining input and output to defining behaviors using BDD


A full-featured, cross-platform Integrated Development Environment for PHP built on JetBrains' IntelliJ IDEA, designed specifically to facilitate the development of Internet applications written in PHP. 


Stands for PHP Standards Recommendation. It provides a coding standard for PHP and makes the process of coding easier. Currently there are several PSRs such as PSR-0, PSR-1, PSR-2, PSR-3, PSR-4, PSR-7. 


A PHP micro web framework used for the creation of small web applications, simple single-file apps, or can be extended into a full stack MVC framework, it is lightweight.


A micro framework for PHP that enables you to quickly write simple but powerful web applications and APIs. It is also used for prototyping. 


A PHP-based web templating framework used as a tool for separation of concerns, business logic from its visualization. 


An open source PHP framework for developing web apps. A new Symfony minor version comes out every 6 months, one in May and one in Nov. As of May 2017 its latest version is Symfony 3.


A template engine for PHP that makes it more object and less messy, it streamlines display logic using less syntax than normal PHP. 


An open source enterprise CMS, a scalable web application framework. It is used for displaying, administrating and managing web content. 


An open-source content management system based on PHP and MySQL, used as website creation tool and blog platform, it has many features including a plugin architecture and a template system. 


A PHP extension that gives debugging capabilities, is a tool for function traces and profiling.


A high-performance component-based PHP framework for developing web applications and APIs.

Zend Framework

An open source, object-oriented web application framework for PHP 5.

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