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Slim vs Zend Framework: What are the differences?

Slim: A PHP micro framework. Slim is easy to use for both beginners and professionals. Slim favors cleanliness over terseness and common cases over edge cases. Its interface is simple, intuitive, and extensively documented — both online and in the code itself; Zend Framework: 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.

Slim and Zend Framework are primarily classified as "Microframeworks (Backend)" and "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools respectively.

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

Slim and Zend Framework are both open source tools. Slim with 9.95K GitHub stars and 1.84K 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 Slim, which is listed in 29 company stacks and 21 developer stacks.

What is Slim?

Slim is easy to use for both beginners and professionals. Slim favors cleanliness over terseness and common cases over edge cases. Its interface is simple, intuitive, and extensively documented — both online and in the code itself.

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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      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.

      How developers use Slim 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 Tristan Bailey
      Tristan Bailey uses SlimSlim

      Knocking up apis and smaller than laravel work projects

      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

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      InApplet uses SlimSlim

      Framework usado no código da aplicação principal

      Avatar of Takkaa
      Takkaa uses SlimSlim

      we create our API with this microframework

      Avatar of Björn Pfoster
      Björn Pfoster uses SlimSlim

      A fast, slim and scalable PHP Framework

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

      Reliable web framework

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