Zend Framework is based on PHP, object-oriented, uses the MVC paradigm, open source contributor and has contributors who take responsibility of the code. Zend Framework is an open source tool built on PHP5 for web application development. Zend framework is now used by thousands of developers to create web applications. Perhaps the USP of Zend is its MVC (model view controller) architecture, which separates data and user interface, enabling developers to alter the database without affecting the user interface.

Zend Framework Features

  • High flexibility in applications development
  • Support for all multi-database,including oracle, MySQL and SQlite
  • Cache sub-system for back-end memory and other file systems
  • Compatible with all debugging tools
  • All components are fully object-oriented PHP 5 and are E_STRICT compliant
  • Use-at-will architecture with loosely coupled components and minimal inter-dependencies
  • Extensible MVC implementation supporting layouts and PHP-based templates by default
  • Support for multiple database systems and vendors, including MariaDB, MySQL, Oracle, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, SQLite, and Informix Dynamic Server
  • Email composition and delivery, retrieval via mbox, Maildir, POP3 and IMAP4
  • Flexible caching sub-system with support for many types of backends, such as memory or a file system.

Advantages of Zend Framework

  • Flexible architecture renders interactive web applications with ease
  • MVC architecture distinguishes business logic from interface design
  • Change user interface without affecting the data
  • Highly Modular MVC(model view controller) design makes coding reusable and easier to maintain
  • Extensive library that can be used readily for all applications