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The 10 Best PHP Frameworks To Use in 2021

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  1. A PHP Framework For Web Artisans

    Getting Started with Blast – Storybook for Laravel Blade about about 22 hours ago:

    At AREA 17, we've been using Storybook for many years with both Vue and React and we love it, but our core technology is Laravel, and we want to be able to work with Storybook in that environment too. We've been able to in the past using the Twig loader, but our heart is closer to Blade. When Quentin, our Engineering Group Director, realized Storybook Server was a thing, and what the Rails community was able to do...
  2. Laminas Project, the enterprise-ready PHP Framework and components. A community-supported, open source continuation of Zend Framework.

    Upgrading from Zen Framework 1 to 3 about 16 days ago

    Zend Framework has transitioned to Laminas. I suggest spinning up a skeleton app and familiarizing yourself with the service manager/factory pattern, and other nuisances to 3 (middleware?). Once you've got that setup and ready I would think about how you would like to approach the refactor. Are you going all or nothing? Do you have the flexibility to route endpoints to different applications? How would...
  3. A Fully Baked PHP Framework

    Want to access a controller variable in config.php file in... about about 2 months ago

    Could you care to elaborate on the "CI3 is dangerously out of date" statement? What exactly makes it dangerous? The last version (3.1.11) was released in 2019, and until version 4.1 a few months ago, CI3 was still the current stable version. According to, "This version is in maintenance, receiving mostly just security update".
  4. Slim is a PHP micro framework that helps you quickly write simple yet powerful web applications and APIs.

    Is there a way to use Ruby in HTML code, similar to PHP? about about 1 month ago:

    Aside from that there’s other Ruby template systems like Shopify’s liquid, slim & haml (but you need to use it as an engine for use outside of Rails).
  5. A PHP full-stack web framework

  6. Web framework delivered as a C-extension for PHP

    PHP Framework for web development with pros and cons about 5 months ago:

    Phalcon is a bit of an oddity when it comes to PHP frameworks. Its source code is written in C, so it’s basically a C extension of PHP. When it comes to performance, Phalcon lives up to its name, and it consistently delivers results that are near the top of the pack. Phalcon is also very light on resources, and it uses an MVC architecture.
  7. A fast, lightweight, community driven PHP5 framework

  8. PHPixie is a modern component-based PHP 7 framework.

  9. The Rapid Development Framework for PHP

    PHP Framework for web development with pros and cons about 5 months ago:

    CakePHP was the first PHP MVC framework to hit the market. CakePHP has improved in performance over time and added lots of new components. However, where CakePHP really shines is in the way it approaches convention in coding.
  10. Yii is a high-performance component-based PHP framework best for Web 2.0 development.