PHP has been used by web developers all over the world. PHP frameworks help to build rapid web application development which saves your time, helps build more stable applications, and reduces the amount of repetitive coding for developers. Frameworks can provide a great resource & solutions to facilitate the process.

Many of us have questions like why do we need to use a framework? So probably a PHP lover will say framework provides you a tool for developing an application that is in full compliance with the business rules, that is structured, and that is both maintainable and upgradable.

Let’s have a look to most popular frameworks of 2022. All frameworks are slightly different and have varying strengths and weaknesses.

Laravel: larval is one of the most popular PHP framework with lots of great features like – RESTful routing, use native PHP or light weight bled tempting engine. Laravel meets a diverse range of programming needs and projects, from beginner to advanced, and is well suited for projects of all types and sizes – from basic scripting to huge enterprise applications. Seeing the trends it seems Laravel developers are going to be in demand for next couple of years.

CakePHP 3.0: CakePHP have some best features like – you can build applications quickly, clean MVC conventions, you have secure applications with build tools for input validation, SQL injection prevention that keep you application safe and secure. CakePHP 3.0 comes with increased modularity, allowing you to create more standalone libraries in addition to reducing coupling.

Zend: Zend Framework is an open-source framework for developing web applications, using object-oriented code. It has robust features that are built for corporate-level development, and it requires an extensive knowledge of PHP. Some interesting features of Zend framework include: modularity, extensibility, enterprise ready and a vibrant community.

Symfony 2: Symfony is on the top lists of PHP frameworks, and for good reason. Now it’s become a very well-regarded and free platform. Focused on the model-view-controller (MVC) approach, Symfony allows almost everything in the development process to be customized.

CodeIgniter: This has become known as a powerful PHP framework. There are many features that will make you taste CodeIgniter for your project such as no PHP version conflict, almost zero installation, easy error handling, easy security and encryption steps and has rich built-in libraries and helpers. CodeIgniter developers have dominated the market for so long and seems with the new framework upgrades, this trend will continue in coming years.

Yii:  Yii is the fast, secure and Professional frameworks for PHP developers. It provides the basis and advanced application installations based on the project requirement. Yii has built in integration with a great PHP testing framework, CodeCeption, to test your application easier and faster.

Posted by Anuj Pathak

Anuj Pathak is a software enablement solution expert, a seasoned veteran in the field of sales, business development, and web & mobile apps development. His management skills and leadership continue to deliver results for organizations looking to expand their reach and revenues by providing services around user experience, and software development for all mobile platform and internet technologies.