Laravel vs. Symfony vs. Zend Framework

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What is Laravel?

Laravel is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. We believe development must be an enjoyable, creative experience to be truly fulfilling. Laravel attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching.

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 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 Laravel?
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Why do developers choose Symfony?
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Why do developers choose Zend Framework?
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What are the cons of using Laravel?
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What are the cons of using Symfony?
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What are the cons of using Zend Framework?
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What companies use Laravel?
1035 companies on StackShare use Laravel
What companies use Symfony?
441 companies on StackShare use Symfony
What companies use Zend Framework?
48 companies on StackShare use Zend Framework
What tools integrate with Laravel?
17 tools on StackShare integrate with Laravel
What tools integrate with Symfony?
9 tools on StackShare integrate with Symfony
What tools integrate with Zend Framework?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Zend Framework

What are some alternatives to Laravel, Symfony, 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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