CodeIgniter vs. Zend Framework vs. Trailblazer

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Description

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.

What is Trailblazer?

Trailblazer is a thin layer on top of Rails. It gently enforces encapsulation, an intuitive code structure and gives you an object-oriented architecture. In a nutshell: Trailblazer makes you write logicless models that purely act as data objects, don't contain callbacks, nested attributes, validations or domain logic. It removes bulky controllers and strong_parameters by supplying additional layers to hold that code and completely replaces helpers.

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    Companies

    What companies use CodeIgniter?
    251 companies on StackShare use CodeIgniter
    What companies use Zend Framework?
    36 companies on StackShare use Zend Framework
    What companies use Trailblazer?
    2 companies on StackShare use Trailblazer

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with CodeIgniter?
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    What tools integrate with Zend Framework?
    3 tools on StackShare integrate with Zend Framework
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    What are some alternatives to CodeIgniter, Zend Framework, and Trailblazer?

    • 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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