Zoop is an object oriented framework based on a front controller. It is designed to be very fast and efficient and very nice for the programmer to work with. It is easily extensible, and you need only include the functionality you use. It features GuiControls (a PHP implementation of .net's webcontrols), AJAX support and integration, automatic form validation and creation (including db integration), a Smarty templating system, PDF creation, session handling, and SMTP template-based email sending.
PHPortal is a PHP application development environment similar to Zope. It is a pipeline or tunnel application that can help you quickly create dynamic Web applications such as portal and intranet sites. It comes with membership, search, news, and more. Its easy-to-use tools allow teams to productively and safely work together. It provides access to databases and other legacy data. Its support for Web standards such as SMTP, POP, FTP, and XML-RPC allows you flexibility and interoperability. It consists of a number of components which work together to provide a complete, yet flexible, application server package. It includes an XML-RPC server, an object-oriented database schema, a search engine, a database virtual file mapping system, a Web page templating system, a Web-based development and management tool, and comprehensive extension support.