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Phalcon vs Zend Framework: What are the differences?

Developers describe Phalcon as "Web framework delivered as a C-extension for PHP". Phalcon is a web framework implemented as a C extension offering high performance and lower resource consumption. 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.

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

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

Phalcon and Zend Framework are both open source tools. It seems that Phalcon with 9.74K GitHub stars and 1.78K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Zend Framework with 5.71K GitHub stars and 2.87K GitHub forks.

Webedia, Scandlearn, and MV Labs are some of the popular companies that use Zend Framework, whereas Phalcon is used by Sellsuki, Learning Data, and Ringostat. Zend Framework has a broader approval, being mentioned in 40 company stacks & 22 developers stacks; compared to Phalcon, which is listed in 28 company stacks and 15 developer stacks.

What is Phalcon?

Phalcon is a web framework implemented as a C extension offering high performance and lower resource consumption.

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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    What are some alternatives to Phalcon and Zend Framework?
    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.
    Laravel
    It is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. It 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.
    Django
    Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
    CodeIgniter
    CodeIgniter is a proven, agile & open PHP web application framework with a small footprint. It is powering the next generation of web apps.
    Node.js
    Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.
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    Reviews of Phalcon 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.

    Review ofPhalconPhalcon

    'm a professional web developer from Vietnam with B.S Physics and Engineering. I'm a Phalcon enthusiast as Opensource. In free time, I was support on forum Phalcon also my forum and contribution core Phalcon.

    Avatar of liesislukas
    Physics
    Review ofPhalconPhalcon

    I think precompiled PHP is the way to go. It saves CPU cycles, RAM and overall I/O. It saves money too. Smaller requirements = smaller bills.

    I've tried symfony and zend. Phalcon was easiest to use.

    How developers use Phalcon and Zend Framework
    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 Taylor Host
    Taylor Host uses PhalconPhalcon

    Internal/admin tools; in-house ground-truth training client.

    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

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    Jesse B uses PhalconPhalcon

    Primary Framework

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