Play vs. Zend Framework vs. Twisted

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What is Play?

Play Framework makes it easy to build web applications with Java & Scala. Play is based on a lightweight, stateless, web-friendly architecture. Built on Akka, Play provides predictable and minimal resource consumption (CPU, memory, threads) for highly-scalable applications.

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 Twisted?

Twisted is an event-driven networking engine written in Python and licensed under the open source ​MIT license. Twisted runs on Python 2 and an ever growing subset also works with Python 3. Twisted also supports many common network protocols, including SMTP, POP3, IMAP, SSHv2, and DNS.
Why do developers choose Play?
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Why do developers choose Zend Framework?
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Why do developers choose Twisted?
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What are the cons of using Play?
Downsides of Play?

What are the cons of using Zend Framework?
No Cons submitted yet for Zend Framework
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What are the cons of using Twisted?
No Cons submitted yet for Twisted
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What companies use Play?
138 companies on StackShare use Play
What companies use Zend Framework?
49 companies on StackShare use Zend Framework
What companies use Twisted?
9 companies on StackShare use Twisted
What tools integrate with Play?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Play
What tools integrate with Zend Framework?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Zend Framework
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Play, Zend Framework, and Twisted?

  • 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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