Symfony vs. CakePHP vs. Zend Framework

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What is Symfony?

Symfony is written with speed and flexibility in mind. It allows developers to build better and easy to maintain websites with PHP. Symfony can be used to develop all kind of websites, from your personal blog to high traffic ones like Dailymotion or Yahoo! Answers.

What is CakePHP?

CakePHP makes building web applications simpler, faster, while requiring less code. A modern PHP 7 framework offering a flexible database access layer and a powerful scaffolding system.

What is Zend Framework?

Zend Framework 2 is an open source framework for developing web applications and services using PHP 5.3+. Zend Framework 2 uses 100% object-oriented code and utilises most of the new features of PHP 5.3, namely namespaces, late static binding, lambda functions and closures.
Why do developers choose Symfony?
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Why do developers choose CakePHP?
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Why do developers choose Zend Framework?
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What are the cons of using Symfony?
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What are the cons of using CakePHP?
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What are the cons of using Zend Framework?
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How much does Symfony cost?
How much does CakePHP cost?
CakePHP Pricing
How much does Zend Framework cost?
What companies use Symfony?
440 companies on StackShare use Symfony
What companies use CakePHP?
83 companies on StackShare use CakePHP
What companies use Zend Framework?
48 companies on StackShare use Zend Framework
What tools integrate with Symfony?
9 tools on StackShare integrate with Symfony
What tools integrate with CakePHP?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with CakePHP
What tools integrate with Zend Framework?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Zend Framework

What are some alternatives to Symfony, CakePHP, and Zend Framework?

  • Node.js - Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications
  • Rails - Web development that doesn't hurt
  • Android SDK - The Android SDK provides you the API libraries and developer tools necessary to build, test, and debug apps for Android.
  • Django - The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines

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