5 MVC Frameworks For PHP Developers in 2016

PHP is one of the most popular open source server side scripting language in the world. The reason behind its popularity is, it is very easy to learn and understand. PHP is more flexible when it comes to writing code because of its features like, weakly typed variables, OOP is not a mandatory.

However, there is a bad side of all this flexibility, it is very easy to write bad code. And the solution to this problem is FRAMEWORK.

There are many benefits of using a framework;

  1. Organization of code is very easy as most the frameworks follow MVC pattern
  2. Most of the frameworks have active community support.
  3. Faster development
  4. Form validation
  5. Pretty URLS

In this post, we are going to go over 5 most popular frameworks in PHP community.

Laravel

Created by Taylor Otwell, Laravel is one the most popular framework. It is one of the most forked project framework on github with very active community support. Laravel’s features include RESTful routing, Blade templating engine, Eloquent ORM, Socialite, Middlewares etc.

laravel

laravel

CodeIgniter

Codeigniter was released in 2006, it is a lightweight PHP framework that comes with unparalled flexibilty and extraordinary documentation. This is the best framework for beginners as it is very easy to understand and learn.

codeignitor

Symfony

Symfony is known as one of the best option for large scale enterprise applications. Licensed under MIT license, it was created by Sensiolabs in 2005. Symfony components are used by many popular open source projects including Drupal, PHPbb and Laravel.

symfony

symfony

CakePHP

CakePHP was initially in 2005 and is one of the most popular framework till date. some of the features of CakePHP are code generation and scaffolding, CSRF protection, form validations, built-in ORM, Helpers, Behaviours, and Plug-ins etc.

cakephp

cakephp

Yii

Yii is a open source PHP framework that follows the MVC pattern. It comes bundled with tons of features that include, a powerful caching system, form validations, integrated with jQuery, and AJAX-enabled features etc.

yii

Top 5 Free Code Editors For Web Developers

Code editors have a really heavy impact on the way developers right code. It plays an important role in reducing the errors and speeding up the coding process. There are tons of code editors out there with amazing features like syntax highlighting, code folding, directory tree view and many more which makes your coding much more fun. Here’s a list of top 5 code editors which I prefer to use.

Notepad++

notepad++

notepad++

Notepad++ is one of the most popular, open source and lightweight code editor available today. Personally, I have used Notepad++ for long time. It is very easy to use and comes with many built in features like Syntax highlighting, code folding etc.

Brackets

brackets.io

brackets.io

Brackets is a free and open source editor from Adobe Systems. It is released under MIT License. It is avaliable for Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems.

Komodo Edit

komodo-edit

komodo-edit

Komodo Edit is a free code editor from ActiveState. It comes with a lots of amazing features like syntax highlighting, directory tree view, code folding and much more.

Atom

atom.io

atom.io

Atom is free and open source text editing application from Github. It is desktop application written in web technologies. It supports a wide variety of languages including PHP, Ruby, JavaScript, Objective-C etc.

Bluefish

bluefish

bluefish

Bluefish is another free code editor application distributed under GPL license. It comes with features like Syntax highlighting, Auto-completion and much more.