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Tornado vs Zend Framework: What are the differences?

Tornado: A Python web framework and asynchronous networking library, originally developed at FriendFeed. By using non-blocking network I/O, Tornado can scale to tens of thousands of open connections, making it ideal for long polling, WebSockets, and other applications that require a long-lived connection to each user; 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.

Tornado and Zend Framework belong to "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category of the tech stack.

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

Tornado and Zend Framework are both open source tools. It seems that Tornado with 18K GitHub stars and 4.98K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Zend Framework with 5.71K GitHub stars and 2.87K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Tornado has a broader approval, being mentioned in 69 company stacks & 16 developers stacks; compared to Zend Framework, which is listed in 40 company stacks and 22 developer stacks.

What is Tornado?

By using non-blocking network I/O, Tornado can scale to tens of thousands of open connections, making it ideal for long polling, WebSockets, and other applications that require a long-lived connection to each user.

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.

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      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.
      Rails
      Rails is a web-application framework that includes everything needed to create database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern.
      Android SDK
      Android provides a rich application framework that allows you to build innovative apps and games for mobile devices in a Java language environment.
      Django
      Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
      Laravel
      Laravel is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. We believe development must be an enjoyable, creative experience to be truly fulfilling. Laravel 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.
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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 Tornado and Zend Framework
      Avatar of SpreadServe
      SpreadServe uses TornadoTornado

      SpreadServe's RealTimeWebServer is built in Tornado. Spreadsheets loaded into SpreadServeEngine instances are projected into browsers using Tornado. Server side recalcs are pushed to the browser using web sockets.

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      papaver uses TornadoTornado

      setup an api for a client with tornado backend. incredibly fast and lightweight. unfortunately breaks down when using third party libraries which block internally.

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      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.

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      Banyan uses TornadoTornado

      Tornado with Async/Await coroutines provided in Python 3.5 make up for an excellent stack for a micro-service.

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      papaver uses Zend FrameworkZend Framework

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

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      Markus Poerschke uses Zend FrameworkZend Framework

      The legacy application runs still on Zend Framework 1

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      In Situ Training uses Zend FrameworkZend Framework

      Reliable web framework

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