EZMVC is an easy-to-use Web development framework implementing the MVC (Model View Controller) design pattern. It helps you create maintainable, flexible, and scalable applications. It is similar to frameworks like CodeIgniter, CakePHP, or symfony, but does not contain all the features of those frameworks at the moment. It provides a base registry class for storing application variables, a router class to dispatch requests to controller classes, a MySQL database wrapper class, a base model class to manage stored information, a template processing class to manage the output of view scripts, and helper classes for CAPTCHA validation, display pagination, and bread crumb links.
IrisMVC is an OOP PHP framework that developers can use as a strong and secure foundation on which to build various Web applications following the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern. It only provides the basic functionality developers need, without reinventing the wheel, so the learning curve is dramatically short and they should be able to start using it at full capacity in days. The goal is to allow developers to create Web sites faster without needing to learn a whole new PHP framework.
Kohana is a PHP 5 framework that uses the Model View Controller architectural pattern. It aims to be secure, lightweight, and easy to use. Although it reuses many common design patterns and concepts, there are some things that make Kohana stand out. It is community driven, uses strict PHP 5 OOP to provide visibility protection, automatic class loading, overloading, interfaces, abstracts, and singletons, and is extremely lightweight. Kohana has no dependencies on PECL extensions or PEAR libraries. Large, monolithic libraries are avoided in favor of optimized solutions.
MochiPHP is a lightweight framework for PHP that adopts component and page oriented design with a simple database and object-persistence library. Page oriented design: write a class and template pair per page. Form components hide complex HTML markup and user interaction handling. Persistent objects with auto-generated property accessors.
PHP CLI Framework is a simple class which you can extend to quickly create a commandline (CLI) application using PHP. Only a single file is needed, and everything extends that file. It supports interactive input and an object oriented way of writing which keeps things nice and clean. Features include arguments, flags, options, colors, interactive input, object oriented PHP5, a micro framework, and minimal coding required. There's only a single class to extend.