Django vs Zend Framework: What are the differences?
Django: The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines. Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design; Zend Framework: An open source, object-oriented web application framework implemented in PHP 5. 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.
Django and Zend Framework can be primarily classified as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.
"Rapid development" is the primary reason why developers consider Django over the competitors, whereas "Open source" was stated as the key factor in picking Zend Framework.
Django and Zend Framework are both open source tools. Django with 42.3K GitHub stars and 18.2K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Zend Framework with 5.71K GitHub stars and 2.87K GitHub forks.
Instagram, Pinterest, and Sentry are some of the popular companies that use Django, whereas Zend Framework is used by Webedia, Scandlearn, and MV Labs. Django has a broader approval, being mentioned in 979 company stacks & 882 developers stacks; compared to Zend Framework, which is listed in 39 company stacks and 22 developer stacks.
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