Top 10 PHP Frameworks

PHP Framework is a very useful tool for building websites, with a framework we can make websites faster, more organized, the code cleaner, and the results look more professional.

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But the problem is that there are so many php frameworks and they all have their advantages and disadvantages. However, it all depends on the programming skills of the programmer, even without a framework, even if the programmer is great, website creation will run smoothly.

In the article will provide a list of PHP Frameworks that might be your choice in 2014.


It is undeniable that Laravel has started to be loved by PHP programmers lately, of course this is related to the new features it has but not in other frameworks, such as Autoloading, Unit Testing, etc.

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Yii is a high performance php framework for developing web 2.0 applications. Yii comes with quite a lot of features: MVC, DAO/Active Record, I18/L10N, caching, authentication, and role-based control, scaffolding, testing, etc.

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Even though codeigniter is already quite outdated, lacks updates and is even said to have reached the end of its life :D, but I still like this framework with the MVC concept. The author himself has used it many times and has never been disappointed with codeigniter.

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Phalcon is a framework implemented as a C extension offering high performance and lower resource consumption.

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Flight is a fast, simple framework that allows you to create websites quickly and easily. Flight is quite easy to learn even though it is simple and quite powerful

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Originally a (Fork) of the Kohana framework, PHPixie implements MVC, easy to learn, powerful. Maybe this is worthy enough for you to try in the near future.

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Kohana is an open source, Object Oriented MVC web Framework created with PHP5 by a team of volunteers aiming to be a fast, secure, and small/simple framework.

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Created in 2005, Symfony is a very powerful MVC framework and is quite popular in the enterprise world. It is heavily inspired by other website frameworks such as Ruby on Rails, Django, and Spring. Symfony is probably one of the most complete php frameworks

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Some frameworks may be quite complex and intense. Pop has been built with all experience levels in mind. Pop has a manageable learning curve to help beginners jump in and use the framework. However, this framework offers features that are quite powerful for advanced/advanced levels

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Medoo is the lightest PHP database because it only consists of one 10.9kb file. This Micro Framework is sophisticated enough to create small and simple applications.

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So much for writing this time, there are actually many other php frameworks that are quite sophisticated, if you have other favorite frameworks besides those mentioned above maybe you can write them in the comments column so you can add other interesting framework references for readers.