Spring vs. CodeIgniter vs. Zend Framework

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What is Spring?

A key element of Spring is infrastructural support at the application level: Spring focuses on the "plumbing" of enterprise applications so that teams can focus on application-level business logic, without unnecessary ties to specific deployment environments.

What is CodeIgniter?

CodeIgniter is a proven, agile & open PHP web application framework with a small footprint. It is powering the next generation of web apps.

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.

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Why do developers choose Spring?
Why do you like Spring?

Why do developers choose CodeIgniter?
Why do you like CodeIgniter?

Why do developers choose Zend Framework?
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What are the cons of using Spring?
Downsides of Spring?

What are the cons of using CodeIgniter?
Downsides of CodeIgniter?

What are the cons of using Zend Framework?
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What companies use Spring?
409 companies on StackShare use Spring
What companies use CodeIgniter?
302 companies on StackShare use CodeIgniter
What companies use Zend Framework?
48 companies on StackShare use Zend Framework
What tools integrate with Spring?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Spring
What tools integrate with CodeIgniter?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with CodeIgniter
What tools integrate with Zend Framework?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Zend Framework

What are some alternatives to Spring, CodeIgniter, 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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