Zend Framework (ZF) is an open source, object-oriented web application framework implemented in PHP 5 and licensed under the New BSD License.Zend Framework 2 evolved from Zend Framework 1, a successful PHP framework with over 15 million downloads.
It offers a robust, high performance MVC implementation, a database abstraction that is simple to use, and a forms component that implements HTML5 form rendering, validation, and filtering so that developers can consolidate all of these operations using one easy-to-use, object oriented interface. Other components, such as Zend\Authentication and Zend\Permissions\Acl, provide user authentication and authorization against all common credential stores.

Main Features

  • All components are fully object-oriented and are E_STRICT compliant.
  • Use-at-will architecture with loosely coupled components and minimal interdependencies.
  • Extensible MVC implementation supporting layouts and PHP-based templates by default.
  • Support for multiple database systems and vendors.
  • Flexible caching sub-system

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