PHP frameworks help you to write clean and reusable code. It follows the MVC pattern, ensuring a clear separation of logic and presentation. But there is a much discussion all around because some prefer performance, some prefer better documentation, some prefer amount of built-in functions etc.
Here in this article we will discuss few top php framework based on it’s popularity and Google Trends from 2012.
Yii vs CodeIgniter vs Zend vs Cakephp Comparison Chart
Statistically, currently yiiframework is the best php framework in the market. The main features that makes Yii on top spot is its features and a bit faster than Codeigniter and Zend framework.
Statistically, Codeigniter comes on second spot. It’s a choice of most of php developer. It’s relatively easy to learn. Feature wise, Codeigniter is powerful frameworks such as Zend and Cake. Its major goal is to enable you to develop projects much faster than you could, by providing a rich set of libraries for commonly needed tasks, as well as a simple interface and logical structure to access these libraries.
Statistically, Zend Framework comes on third spot. It’s a powerfull PHP Framework which is more secure, reliable and allow Web 2.0 applications & web services. It is used in building big applications.
Statistically, CakePHP comes on 4th spot. It’s a popular framework for web application development. It comes comes with a lot of features: code generation, translations, database access, caching, validation, authentication etc.