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MEAN vs Zend Framework: What are the differences?

Developers describe MEAN as "A Simple, Scalable and Easy starting point for full stack javascript web development". MEAN (Mongo, Express, Angular, Node) is a boilerplate that provides a nice starting point for MongoDB, Node.js, Express, and AngularJS based applications. It is designed to give you a quick and organized way to start developing MEAN based web apps with useful modules like Mongoose and Passport pre-bundled and configured. On the other hand, Zend Framework is detailed as "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.

MEAN and Zend Framework can be categorized as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.

"Javascript" is the primary reason why developers consider MEAN over the competitors, whereas "Open source" was stated as the key factor in picking Zend Framework.

MEAN and Zend Framework are both open source tools. MEAN with 11.8K GitHub stars and 3.57K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Zend Framework with 5.71K GitHub stars and 2.87K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Zend Framework has a broader approval, being mentioned in 40 company stacks & 22 developers stacks; compared to MEAN, which is listed in 37 company stacks and 24 developer stacks.

What is MEAN?

MEAN (Mongo, Express, Angular, Node) is a boilerplate that provides a nice starting point for MongoDB, Node.js, Express, and AngularJS based applications. It is designed to give you a quick and organized way to start developing MEAN based web apps with useful modules like Mongoose and Passport pre-bundled and configured.

What is Zend Framework?

It is an open source framework for developing web applications and services using PHP 5.3+. It uses 100% object-oriented code and utilizes most of the new features of namely namespaces, late static binding, lambda functions and closures.
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      Reviews of MEAN and Zend Framework
      Avatar of pbrilius
      PHP Web Developer at GroundIn Software
      Review ofZend FrameworkZend Framework

      Zend framework is firstly designed for experienced professional developers, who have been part of international teams for years. With Zend Framework one could harness nuances of high scale eLearning, eCommerce and eBanking applications without fuss and implement robust, market demands meeting solutions. Zend Framework ships simple, without modules installed, so firstly to build up bare-bones for simple modular app, you will have to preinstall the set of GitHub hosted plugins and modules. Added to the mix, Microsoft is one of the main sponsors of the Zend Framework project, so your company would experience state of the art technologies mash up right away from the beginning of implementing theoretical application project to code stack. All in all, several international associations are awaiting you to enroll to enhance the experience of using Zend Framework 2.

      Avatar of AlmogBaku
      Cofounder & CTO at Rimoto
      Review ofMEANMEAN

      I found mean.io just smooth, fun, orginized and just work out-of-the-box.

      How developers use MEAN and Zend Framework
      Avatar of datapile
      datapile uses MEANMEAN

      MongoDB is a solid NoSQL store. Angular.js is being vetted as a potential front-end framework for the website (though it may ultimately not be used for the non-app site). Everything is running on node.js and hosted via an Express.js web server (though we are looking into Koa.js as it is the official successor to Express.js)

      Avatar of Christian Bryant
      Christian Bryant uses MEANMEAN

      FULL STACK ( preferred if;at all possible! ). Any "NEW" project (all me) I am tasked with I try to sketch it out with MEAN in mind first and then will tweak or stray from the 'plan' when necessary

      Avatar of La Cupula Music SL
      La Cupula Music SL uses Zend FrameworkZend Framework

      The older parts of our core are still using ZF1. We are migrating to simpler framework agnostic controllers with 3rd party components.

      Avatar of Khalid Garner
      Khalid Garner uses MEANMEAN

      Mongo for nosql, express server angular front end and node packages

      Avatar of papaver
      papaver uses Zend FrameworkZend Framework

      used zend with working with a client for around a year.

      Avatar of Markus Poerschke
      Markus Poerschke uses Zend FrameworkZend Framework

      The legacy application runs still on Zend Framework 1

      Avatar of In Situ Training
      In Situ Training uses Zend FrameworkZend Framework

      Reliable web framework

      Avatar of clonn
      clonn uses MEANMEAN

      light weight

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