Zend Framework vs. Play

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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 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.
Why do developers choose Zend Framework?
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Why do developers choose Play?
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What are the cons of using Zend Framework?
No Cons submitted yet for Zend Framework
Downsides of Zend Framework?

What are the cons of using Play?
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What companies use Zend Framework?
49 companies on StackShare use Zend Framework
What companies use Play?
138 companies on StackShare use Play
What tools integrate with Zend Framework?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Zend Framework
What tools integrate with Play?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Play

What are some alternatives to Zend Framework and Play?

  • 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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