Play vs. Zend Framework vs. Cocoa Touch (iOS)

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What is Play?

Play Framework makes it easy to build web applications with Java & Scala. Play is based on a lightweight, stateless, web-friendly architecture. Built on Akka, Play provides predictable and minimal resource consumption (CPU, memory, threads) for highly-scalable applications.

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.

What is Cocoa Touch (iOS)?

The Cocoa Touch layer contains key frameworks for building iOS apps. These frameworks define the appearance of your app. They also provide the basic app infrastructure and support for key technologies such as multitasking, touch-based input, push notifications, and many high-level system services.
Why do developers choose Play?
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Why do developers choose Zend Framework?
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Why do developers choose Cocoa Touch (iOS)?
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What are the cons of using Play?
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What are the cons of using Zend Framework?
No Cons submitted yet for Zend Framework
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What are the cons of using Cocoa Touch (iOS)?
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What companies use Play?
138 companies on StackShare use Play
What companies use Zend Framework?
48 companies on StackShare use Zend Framework
What companies use Cocoa Touch (iOS)?
43 companies on StackShare use Cocoa Touch (iOS)
What tools integrate with Play?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Play
What tools integrate with Zend Framework?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Zend Framework
What tools integrate with Cocoa Touch (iOS)?
20 tools on StackShare integrate with Cocoa Touch (iOS)

What are some alternatives to Play, Zend Framework, and Cocoa Touch (iOS)?

  • 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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