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The first unbiased comparison of the three leading PHP frameworks
Although it's relatively easy to learn how to use a single PHP framework to produce dynamic web pages, it's not easy to decide which of the three major web application frameworks will best suit your needs. To that end, this resource offers you an unbiased, in-depth comparison of the three most popular open source frameworks: Symfony, CakePHP, and Zend Framework. The authors present a detailed examination of the similarities and differences of the three frameworks, providing similar examples and tasks for each framework so that you can decide for yourself which framework is right for you.
Building PHP Applications with Symfony, CakePHP, and Zend Framework:
Presents an invaluable comparative approach to the pros and cons of Symfony, CakePHP, and Zend Framework and shows you how to solve problems using each of them
Addresses the standard elements used in common tasks such as forms, mailing, searching, security, and templates
Explores advanced features such as AJAX, plug-ins, Web Services, content management services, and internationalization
Demonstrates how to use various testing tools for quality assurance and increasing performance
Looks at younger, up-and-coming frameworks such as CodeIgniter, Lithium, and Agavi
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The first detailed, unbiased comparison of the three leading PHP frameworks
Web developers have been eager for an impartial comparison of leading PHP frameworks so they can make educated decisions about the most effective tool for their needs. This guide uses Symfony, CakePHP, and Zend Framework to solve key problems, providing source code examples and comparisons for each. It explains the approach and reviews the similarities and differences in the three frameworks, providing reliable information on which to base your decisions.
- Symfony, CakePHP, and Zend Framework are considered the leading PHP frameworks; developers need an unbiased comparison to choose which one works best for their individual situations
- This guide uses each framework to solve the same problems, illustrating the solutions with source code examples and working applications
- Covers wide range of topics, from installation and configuration to most advanced features like AJAX, web services and automated testing.
- Includes an appendix of new PHP frameworks, including CodeIgniter, Lithium, and Agavi
- Bestselling PHP author Elizabeth Naramore serves as technical editor
Comparison of PHP Web Frameworks provides the impartial, side-by-side comparison that developers have been looking for.
About the Author
is a video game, web application, and C++ software developer. He works as Brain-Computer Interface researcher and lecturer at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland.
Karol Przystalski, MSc, is Software Quality Engineer at Sabre Holdings and a PhD student at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. He has worked with Symfony since its earliest versions and has written a book about this framework.
Leszek Nowak has years of development experience with the CakePHP, CodeIgniter, and Django frameworks. He also works with 3D graphics and pattern recognition at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCING SYMFONY, CAKEPHP, AND ZEND FRAMEWORK.
CHAPTER 2: GETTING STARTED.
CHAPTER 3: WORKING WITH DATABASES.
CHAPTER 4: YOUR FIRST APPLICATION IN THE THREE FRAMEWORKS.
CHAPTER 5: FORMS.
CHAPTER 6: MAILING.
CHAPTER 7: SEARCHING.
CHAPTER 8: SECURITY.
CHAPTER 9: TEMPLATES.
CHAPTER 10: AJAX.
CHAPTER 11: MAKING PLUG-INS.
CHAPTER 12: WEB SERVICES.
CHAPTER 13: BACK END.
CHAPTER 14: INTERNATIONALIZATION.
CHAPTER 15: TESTING.
CHAPTER 16: USER MANAGEMENT.
CHAPTER 17: PERFORMANCE.
CHAPTER 18: SUMMARY.
APPENDIX A: WEB RESOURCES.
APPENDIX B: CODEIGNITER, LITHIUM, AND AGAVI WITH CODE EXAMPLES.
Glossary of Acronyms and Technical Terms.